University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)


The Universities of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh have launched a collaborative interaction to promote “One Health” and to address the critical need for trained scientists working within the broad area of veterinary research.

Developed jointly by Dean Joan Hendricks from Penn and Senior Vice Chancellor Arthur Levine from Pitt, the over-arching goal of the P3VMS collaboration is to pair VMD students from Penn with established investigators at Pitt for:

  • First- or second-year paid summer research projects
  • Suitable senior year rotations of 2-4 weeks in Laboratory Animal Medicine or research experiences
  • Accelerated access to Pitt PhD programs following VMD graduation
  • Newly developed joint residency programs (currently under development)