​Fellowship Opportunities in Medical Technology Development

Numerous fellowship opportunities with broad as well as focused experiences along the entire medical technology development pathway are available at the UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine.

Early stage involvement includes opportunities for:

  • Basic and translational research
  • Exploring technology needs and advancements in regenerative medicine
  • In-field experience

Learning the Business of Medical Technology Development

Fellows will have the opportunity to focus on the business aspect of medical technology development, including understanding intellectual property issues and market analysis with development of business models.

Opportunities to engage industry experts and entrepreneurs are abundant, particularly in conjunction with available focused coursework at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

The fellow will gain knowledge and experience concerning funding, analyzing, and commercializing ventures.

Understanding Regulations of Clinical Research Trials

Critical to the fellow’s understanding of medical technology development are the regulatory hurdles in place, along with the skills needed to conduct clinical trials necessary to navigate and pass these hurdles.

Our center excels at government-, academic-, and industry-sponsored trials — ranging from small efficacy studies to large-scale phase three trials.

Regardless of focus, our fellows will have a thorough understanding of the entire medical technology development pathway.

Pursuing Individual Interests

With many resources and expertise available to the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine, fellows also will have the opportunity to explore individual interests and ideas.

Access to clinical practices​: Outpatient and inpatient experience available across the UPMC campus.
Clinical trials research and training​: At the UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine and the Institute for Clinical Research Education.
Trials design, epidemiology, and statistics​: At the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.​
Entrepreneurship and business model development​: At the Katz School of Business with potential relationships with local groups like Innovation Works.​
Marketing​: At the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business and the Office of Technology Management.
Intellectual property law:​ At the Office of Technology Management, the Office of Enterprise Development, and the University of Pittsburgh Law School.​
Innovation/invention development​: At the Center for Medical Innovation, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University Engineering​.
Technology identification​: At the UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine and Pitt TechFinder.​
Supply, manufacturing, and distribution: Opportunities exist at the Office of Technology Management and from the entrepreneurial experts at Katz School of Business.​​
Funding​: Learn from government, departmental, and industry experts with opportunities to acquire private Angel and VC funding.​

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