Pittsburgh Craniofacial Sciences Training Program

About the PCSTP

The Pittsburgh Craniofacial Sciences Training Program (PCSTP) was established in 2022 with the goal of training and mentoring a new generation of leader scientists in dental, oral and craniofacial sciences. The program is designed to support predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees.

PCSTP is funded by a T90/R90 institutional training grant from NIH/NIDCR. The PCSTP provides a highly collaborative, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment integrating trainees from different backgrounds, such as oral and craniofacial sciences, bioengineering, immunology and human genetics. The PCSTP is based in the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS) with faculty mentors from OCS and other Pitt Dental Medicine and University departments.

Our trainees have full access to all University resources, such as training in artificial intelligence, the responsible conduct of research, grant writing and many others.

Our trainees benefit from a wealth of seminars, conferences, intramural funding opportunities, and specialized training experiences available across the six schools of the Health Sciences, Swanson School of Engineering, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.