RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute
About The Partners
- The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides research and analysis addressing challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND Health furthers this tradition by advancing understanding of health and health behaviors, and examining how the organization and financing of health care affects costs, quality, and access.
- The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences include the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Graduate School of Public Health, which serve as the academic partner to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Their combined mission is to train tomorrow’s health care specialists and biomedical scientists, engage in groundbreaking research that will advance understanding of the causes and treatments of disease, and participate in the delivery of outstanding patient care.
- The Center for Research on Health Care is a unique, multidisciplinary training ground for talented leaders in health services research to advance a broad-based research agenda addressing quality, outcomes, and cost of health care.
- Magee-Women’s Research Institute is dedicated to translational research in women’s and infants’ health. Its diverse group of basic and clinical scientists collaborate on research studies and the practical application of their findings.
- The Department of Psychiatry and its affiliate hospital, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), are well known for exceptional academic and clinical accomplishments. The more than 200 primary faculty members of the Department are trained in a wide range of disciplines that encompass clinical expertise across brain and behavioral disorders and the lifespan and a number of basic science domains.
- The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh has one central focus: to facilitate the translation of biomedical research advances into clinical and public health practice and policy—bridging from laboratory bench to patient bedside to community-based practice. To achieve this goal, CTSI is working to integrate existing programs with innovative new clinical and translational science initiatives under a common umbrella and to create an awareness and understanding of the tangible benefits to health practice that can be realized from clinical and translational research.