• Welcome to The Pittsburgh Development Center

    Dedicated to sound and responsible medical research, collaboration, and professional development and mentoring, the Pittsburgh Development Center of Magee-Womens Research Institute explores the molecular biology of cell function

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Frontiers in Stem Cells in Cancer

An annual advanced training course, trains promising physician & scientists from predominately underrepresented communities.

Frontiers in Aging & Regeneration

Trains & mentors promising junior & senior undergraduates in sophisticated aging research and regenerative medicine.

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The Pittsburgh Development Center welcomes your charitable gift to supporting our research, infrastructure, and recruitment efforts.

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PDC explores the molecular biology of cell function– in gametes, embryos, stem cells, maternal/fetal efficacy of assisted reproduction technologies, the origins of developmental diseases, the causes and prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes and the potential of stem cells for treating human disease.

Among our other strengths, the Pittsburgh Development Center is emerging as a world center for the study of stem cells, precursor cells with the ability to grow into any tissue and the ability to treat a variety of human diseases. Before stem cell treatments are developed, PDC researchers will determine the best conditions in which to grow these precious cells.

The largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health research

Magee-Womens Research Institute

MWRI is making discoveries and advancing knowledge in many areas affecting women including: reproductive biology, breast cancer genomics and personalized therapies, HIV immunization and prevention, fertility preservation, and is a recognized leader in clinical pelvic floor research. Through our revolutionary 9-90™ research, we focus on how pregnancy and fetal development can affect population health for future generations.

We firmly believe that new insights into the role of early human development in defining short- and long-term health and wellness will transform our understanding of disease development, treatment and prevention for future generations. More Information

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