The Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration Course (formerly known as FrHESC) is a dynamic, evolving laboratory and lecture course that includes the complete array of biological and medical perspectives from fundamental basic biology of “stemness” through preclinical and clinical trials evaluating HESCs (human embryonic stem cells) for therapeutic benefit.
The NIH sponsored course is designed for postdoctoral fellows, newly independent scientists, and established investigators seeking comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing human embryonic stem cell research.
The course consists of daily lectures from resident faculty and other invited speakers, discussions and informal seminars, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, and one-on-one tutorials.
The Stem Cells and Regeneration Course will exclusively use human embryonic stem cell lines on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry and being routinely cultured at the Pittsburgh Development Center.
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FRONTIERS IN STEM CELLS IN CANCER (FriSC2), an annual advanced training course, trains promising physician and scientists from predominately underrepresented communities in sophisticated technologies using pluripotent stem cells for clinically relevant discoveries in cancer. The purpose of this training course is to provide comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art methods on cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing Cancer Stem Cell Research.
PDC would like to recognize NINDS Human Genetics DNA and Cell Line Repository for their donation of cells for the course.
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Frontiers in Aging and Regeneration Research (FrARR): Translating MSTEM in Aging Research from the Lab to the Clinic and Beyond, trains and mentors promising junior and senior undergraduates from predominately under-represented communities in sophisticated aging research and regenerative medicine technologies, and encourages and supports them as they embark on graduate studies in MSTEM fields.
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The Summer College Student Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in research projects of either basic science or clinical orientation. The overall goal of the program is to promote interest in biomedical research ash a potential career. Past students have come from local colleges such as the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University as well as from distant colleges such as Kansas University and Georgia Tech. Since its inception, approximately 165 students have completed the program, and many reapply to return the next summer.
College students work with investigators from the Pittsburgh Development Center and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) during the 8-week program. At the end of their research experience, the students present their work to the other student participants as well as PDC and MWRI faculty. A stipend of $1500 is available to the students on a competitive basis.
The Summer Internship Program for High School Students provides juniors and seniors in high school with the opportunity to participate in research projects of either basic science or clinical orientation. The overall goal of this program is to promote interest in biomedical research.
Students work with investigators investigators from the Pittsburgh Development Center and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) for a four-week period. At the end of the program, the students present their work to the other participants as well as PDC and MWRI faculty. A stipend of $400 is available to the students on a competitive basis. More information...