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2014 – 2015 trainees: Back row (left to right): Sam LoPresti, Chris Mahoney, Ricardo Londono, Jonquil Flowers, Dr. Paul Monga, Austin Nuschke, Erin Steer and Ben Rothrauff Front row: Lindsay Saldin, Mehwish Khaliq, Heidi Hofer, Elizabeth ‘Abby’ Stahl, and Emily Bayer

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh has been awarded a highly competitive Training Grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health; the Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) Training Program mission is to provide a solid foundation upon which to build a productive independent career in cellular and tissue based therapy for human disease and injury.  This goal is accomplished via a highly coordinated and mentored interdisciplinary training program with a combination of required and elective courses, research activities, and specialized training opportunities.  The Training Program incorporates faculty from the Swanson School of Engineering, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the School of Medicine to provide a unique educational and research experience at the leading edge of science with respect to cellular / tissue regeneration and engineering.  This combination of training faculty research interests and coursework provide a rich educational experience and more numerous training opportunities for the students than could be obtained within the individual university departments.

Now accepting nomination packets for 2015-2016 academic year. Please see Apply tab for more details.