The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity (CEED) Program is a career development fellowship directed by Dr. Esa Davis for minorities who are underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences. This unique program provides Scholars with a solid foundation for a successful research career by offering skills training, networking, and mentoring through monthly seminars, coursework, and mentoring.
The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity Program for Medical Students (CEED II) is a career development program directed by Dr. Utibe Essien for minorities who are underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences. The goal of CEED II is to provide a solid foundation for a successful research career for University of Pittsburgh medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in translational research. The program offers a diverse array of skills training, funding, networking, and mentoring to accomplish this goal.
The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP) is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. Students will work with a designated faculty member for 8-10 weeks. Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees. PURDIP is supported by an R35 under principal investigator Dr. Solomon Ofori-Acquah, Associate Professor in the Vascular Medicine Institute.