The Pittsburgh Regional Partner, located at the School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, serves Ryan White providers, community health centers, prisons, and HIV clinical professionals throughout 50 counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. The program is housed within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) at the School of Public Health.
With access to a diverse range of resources in Pittsburgh and throughout PA, the Pittsburgh RP responds to the unique training needs of both urban and rural providers. We offer comprehensive, needs-assessment based clinical training, clinical consultation and technical assistance to community health centers, clinics and organizations, and clinical preceptorships/mini-residencies to individuals. Preceptorships are available for medical, nursing, dental, and pharmacy professionals, tailored according to individual practitioner needs. Locations for mini-residencies include Pittsburgh and Central Pennsylvania.
Our location at the School of Public Health provides us with both support and resources. The School of Public Health, established in 1948, is one of 25 accredited schools in the United States offering graduate degrees in public health. The school’s faculty are involved in research projects amounting to $50 million. The School of Public Health's Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology is the home of the MidAtlantic AETC, and has special strengths due to its close association with the Division of Infectious Disease, School of Medicine and the HIV/AIDS programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). School of Public health is a major center for epidemiology and AIDS treatment research, and houses one of four national centers for the Multi-center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) under the direction of Dr. Charles Rinaldo, who serves as Scientific Advisor of the MidAtlantic AETC. IDM conducts research on HIV prevention vaccine development, anti-viral immunity of viruses, HIV lypodystrophy, HIV clinical trials, vaccine trials, molecular vaccine development, and international HIV clinical trials.