Whether you're just settling into your first faculty appointment or are already becoming an increasingly established scholar, balancing the demands of research, teaching, and service can seem daunting. But there are a myriad of resources to support you—from grant application writing guidance to the mentorship of senior faculty—so that you can continue on your journey with confidence. Look ahead to mapping out a national and international professional academic reputation in your field of clinical or basic health science research.

The OACD provides a wealth of academic career development resources tailored for faculty within the Schools of the Health Sciences that complements faculty resources provided through the individual schools themselves: Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.


View a full listing of all OACD programs.

Resource Directory

Access resources including career resources, family-friendly resources, international services, and research and funding.

Upcoming Events

View the OACD’s official page on the University of Pittsburgh events calendar to see all upcoming and recent events and programs.

Video Library

Access free recordings of past OACD programs.

Training Grant Resources

The University of Pittsburgh houses over 60 NIH training programs. The Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) fosters a sense of community among the University’s training grant directors and administrators, coordinates communication, and maintains several institutional training grant resources.

Wellness for Life

Many of us confuse health and wellness as being the same thing, describing them as the overall well-being of your body, mind, and soul, when in fact, health and wellness are two separate parts of well-being, although they are both equally important.