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Position TitlePostdoctoral Fellow
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is ranked in the Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals in the country for 2015-2016 by U.S. News and World Report, with nine specialties ranked among their respective top 25. Pediatric Pulmonology is ranked among the top 5 in the nation. Regionally, nationally, and globally, Children’s Hospital is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases, a pioneer in the development of new and improved therapies, and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs, and medical education, and has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. The pediatric research programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital ranked seventh in funding dollars from the NIH in 2014, with over $26 million
dollars in funding. Children’s Hospital is also ranked among the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals by Parents magazine (2013), the Top Children’s Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group (2015), and Children’s Hospital is among only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide to have achieved this prestigious status.
Our Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine research training program includes a diverse faculty with interest and expertise in virtually all aspects of pulmonary research, including diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and acute lung injury. This formal 2-year research program is aimed at qualified fellows who have an M.D. or Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, and it is designed to prepare trainees for a career in clinical, translational, or basic science research in an academic environment. For MDs, training occurs as part of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Clinical fellows would complete the program in their second and third
years of training. For PhD candidates, the applicant could have expertise in any of the following areas: Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, or Immunology. Program cores include biostatistics and epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, and immunology.