Professional Development Programs

Careers à la carte is an informal venue where a pair of professionals discuss their career path and experiences in a specific career field. Speakers will provide a brief (<10 minute) background on their career experiences, while the majority of the program will be an interactive dialogue based on the audience questions. This also provides an opportunity to network with the speakers and other attendees.
This interactive three day workshop is designed for postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows and junior faculty in the schools of the health sciences and will provide insight into leadership and team building as well as direction on how to develop and manage a scientific laboratory or research program, how to improve productivity, and how to enhance creativity and innovation in your research or classroom environment.
This program series for postdoctoral and graduate students provides professional development opportunities related to core competencies that are critical for success in scientific careers. These transferable skills are critical for all career choices and form the foundations for career success.
This program series for faculty provides professional development opportunities to enhance your career success and augment critical professional skills. These include leadership and management, networking, negotiations, and work/life balance.
The wide variety of events for postdoctoral scholars and associates provides opportunities to investigate career options, develop professional skills, network with colleagues, and celebrate the research accomplishments.
A series of grant writing and K Award workshops have been designed to meet your career development needs based upon your scientific path and your career stage, i.e., early career, mid career, or senior investigator. Sessions are offered at various times and locations throughout the year. Select the workshops that best meet your professional goals.
SPRINGBOARD is a yearlong required orientation program for new faculty investigators in the schools of the health sciences. Tenure-track faculty members are enrolled within the first year of their faculty appointment. SPRINGBOARD provides opportunities for faculty members to learn about each other’s research, about available research-related and other resources at Pitt and beyond, and to meet key members of our research and administrative community.
An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.
An early morning venue for women faculty, fellows, and students to network across schools and departments. Come to share and learn from your colleagues. Don't miss out on an enlightening forum that will enable you to learn strategies for advancing your career and achieving personal satisfaction from the experiences of other women.