University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Community Partnerships

Coro Institute leadership Program

Coro Pittsburgh is a comprehensive program for professional and community leadership development and a community of over 1500 alumni. Our mission is to advance ethical and effective leaders who share a commitment to civic engagement. We are building a pipeline of leaders to foster collaboration within and across the region's business, government and non-profit sectors. We don't create leaders; we bring out the leader in each person. We provide the tools they need to change the world around them.

Disparities Research aspects with CHERP

Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
University of Pittsburgh CHERP site

CHERP was established in 2001 under the leadership of Principal Investigator, Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc and Co-Principal Investigator, David A. Asch, MD, MBA.

The mission of CHERP is to reduce disparities and promote equity and quality in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations. CHERP's research agenda is based on the natural progression of research from detecting unrecognized disparities (first generation), to identifying and understanding reasons for these disparities (second generation), to designing interventions to promote equity in health care among vulnerable populations (third generation). Current research foci include racial/ethnic minorities, veterans with low socioeconomic status, veterans with comorbid illnesses prevalent in VA populations, and other vulnerable veteran populations, including women and the elderly

CHERP seeks to fulfill the following goals:

  1. advance the science of health equity and health services research;
  2. increase the impact of health equity research through effective collaborations, dissemination, and translation of research into practice;
  3. support and advance health equity and health services research training and mentoring within the Veterans Health Administration; and
  4. maintain and enhance the organizational infrastructure and intellectual environment to promote the mission and goals of CHERP.

Clinical Trials Workshops and Ethics (ICRE)

The Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) is the home for the University of Pittsburgh's premier clinical and translational research training programs as well as the home for the Research Education and Career Development Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

The ICRE's primary objectives are to develop, nurture, and support a cadre of clinical and translational scientists by building on the University of Pittsburgh's existing clinical research training programs to establish a comprehensive program with activities ranging from early research exposure for high school students to programs for faculty.