Center for Dental Informatics

Contact: Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD: For immediate release (9/13/2010)

Invent the future of informatics!

Pittsburgh, Sept. 13 Help shape the future of informatics in healthcare by training in the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh! The Center for Dental Informatics is currently recruiting for one MS/PhD/postdoc trainee in one or more of the following research areas:

  • clinical informatics, with focus on applications in dental care
  • information model and/or terminology development
  • 3D visualization and simulations
  • human-computer interaction
  • computer-supported cooperative work
  • informatics in evidence-based healthcare

The program is highly multidisciplinary and open to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, such as information science/computer science, dentistry, medicine, information technology, or related fields.

The program prepares trainees for a research and teaching career in dental/biomedical informatics. As part of a group of over 35 trainees, you will participate in a multi-faceted and stimulating curriculum that leads to a masters or a doctoral degree in biomedical informatics. Twenty-eight core faculty and over 40 affiliated faculty, spanning a total of 20 departments and centers, are available to interact with and mentor you.

Financial support from the NIDCR/NIH is available to eligible individuals (U.S. citizens and permanent residents). NIDCR/NIH funds provide for a stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance support, travel subsidies, and a state-of-the-art computer. The program also offers a limited number of positions for self-funded trainees. Applications are due by spring 2010. The program begins in August 2010.

Please note: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a loan repayment program for qualifying educational loans. This program is open to trainees through a separate application and award by the NIH. The program provides a maximum of $35,000 per year for three years in loan repayments. For more information, please visit our Website at