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“No other closely-coupled, but wide-ranging multidisciplinary structure exists anywhere else in the U.S. at this point, reflecting, in part, the unusual situation and nature of the institutions in Pittsburgh and the close collaboration and direct support of UPMC.”

-    2015 External Advisory Committee report

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Ranked 5th in NIH funding
  • Leader in Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP)
  • Personalized Medicine, Drug Discovery, Cancer, and Brain institutes
  • Chancellor champions public-private partnerships
  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Top-ranking schools of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Leadership in Robotics and Software
  • Tech-art ecosystem fosters innovative design
  • UPMC

  • $13 billion integrated healthcare system with 3 million patients
  • Integrated electronic health record system
  • $150 million investment in data analytics
  • Joint Pitt/CMU

  • NIH Big Data Center for Causal Discovery
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Joint PhD programs in Neuroscience and Computational Biology
  • Extensive collaborative research