Diversity Programs

CEED

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.

Application Due Date:  May 4, 2020

CEED II

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.

Application Due Date:  May 15, 2020

PURDIP

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.