Critical Care Research Education


We provide rigorous, in-depth research training to motivated individuals interested in an academic career in pediatric or adult critical care medicine. We have opportunities for individuals at all levels training, from undergraduates and medical students to fellows and junior faculty member. 

Training areas align with the interest of our diverse research faculty and include:

  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Resuscitation research
  • Brain injury and acute neurological disease
  • Computational biology, mechanistic modeling of disease, and simulation
  • Organ dysfunction, support and recovery
  • Health services research, health policy, and medical ethics

Learn more about Adult Critical Care Research Education opportunities through a CRISMA Fellowship.

Learn more about Pediatric Critical Care Research Education opportunities through a Safar Center Fellowship.

Why Pitt for a Research Fellowship?

Multi-disciplinary research training
Our program is based upon four interrelated pillars that nurture successful academic careers: experiential research, intensive mentoring, didactic education, and participation in a community of learners.

Leaders in critical care and acute care research
Our investigators and mentors are some of the best known and most productive scientists in critical care and acute care medicine. They provide research innovation and leadership across the spectrum of critical care, from basic science to clinical trials and outcomes research.