Center for Sleep and Circadian Science Education & Training Opportunities

The Sleep Medicine Training Program recognizes that disparities characterize sleep health in the community, and the sleep and circadian research community. We are committed to enriching the learning environment for all trainees by promoting a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission of developing the next generation of sleep and circadian scientists. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The University of Pittsburgh does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Our faculty are committed to trainingand professional development across a range of experiences, from undergraduate through postdoctoral fellowship.

T32 Translational Research Training in Sleep and Circadian Science

This T32 is the nidus for sleep and circadian research training at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt).  The broad aim of this program is to train the next generation of clinical, basic, and population scientists in a translational approach to sleep and circadian science. This program is for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral trainees, as well as emerging first-year medical students at Pitt and other schools.

Clinical Training

We offer clinical training through our Behavioral Sleep Medicine training fellowship, which is accredited by the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Please contact us if you are interested in this type of training.

Multidisciplinary Sleep and Circadian Science Conference (MSCC)

The MSCC provide opportunities for education and to meet fellow researchers interested in sleep and circadian rhythms. These meetings include Research in Progress (RIP), Clinical Practice Updates, Journal Club, and Sleep Grand Rounds presentations by Pitt faculty and guest speakers.  Please click here if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.

Additional Opportunities

In addition to these programs, our faculty are involved in a number of other education and/or training opportunities. These include other T32 postdoctoral fellowships on Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training, Training for Transformative Discovery in Psychiatry, Clinical Research in Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Research Training for Psychologists, Translational Pulmonary Vascular Biology, and Epidemiology of Aging.

Undergraduate Training.

Our faculty have also been in directed research through the Psychology department and others, the Hot Metal Bridge Program, the Breckenridge Summer Research Fellowships, Health Sciences Summer Research Fellowships through the Honors College, and Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about any of these programs!