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What is the Scholarly Research Project?

Welcome to the Scholarly Research Project website! Please consider this site as your first point of contact for all items related to your scholarly project. As you navigate through the various tabs, you will learn about what exactly constitutes a Scholarly Research Project, what are keys for a successful project, what are the steps for successful completion of your project, and what are the pitfalls to avoid during your research time. You will also find information regarding upcoming events, as well as news and up to date information regarding deadlines and items of interest. On behalf of the Scholarly Research Project Leadership team, we now invite you to check this website frequently, to take advantage of all the information that it offers, and most importantly, to have a wonderful educational experience within your Scholarly Research Project.




Donald B. DeFranco, Ph.D.



Donald B. DeFranco, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Director, Dean’s Summer Research Project
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
7041 Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
tel: 412-624-4259
fax: 412-648-7029

Gwen Sowa, M.D., Ph.D.
Gwen Sowa, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair for the Department of PM&R
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Co-Director, Ferguson Laboratory for Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedics
202 Kaufmann Bldg.

Judy Chang, M.D., MPH

Judy Chang, M.D., MPH
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
Associate Professor
Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
3380 Boulevard of the Allies
Suite 309
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Molly Conroy, M.D.
Molly Conroy, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Center for Research on Health Care
230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Rebecca P. Hughey, Ph.D.
Rebecca P. Hughey, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
Professor of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
S-933 Scaife Hall



Brad Dicianno, M.D, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Research Associate Professor
Medical Director, UPMC Center for Assistive Technology
Director, UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic
Medical Director and COO, Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
202 Kaufmann Bldg.

John Fowler, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Head and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Department of Orthopedics
911 Kaufmann Bldg.
Suzann Beardsley
Suzann Beardsley
Medical Student Research Administrator
533 Scaife Hall
Pamela Harlow
Medical Student Research Support
533 Scaife Hall