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    Why Pitt & The CNUP?

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    Diversity Matters At The CNUP

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Who We Are

For Medical Research In The Country
Expert Training Faculty Members
Graduate Students & Growing
Ranked #3 In NIH Funding

Hear It From Our Members:

  • Jonathan Rubin

    I have so much fun at Pittsburgh’s local neighborhood festivals and music events!

  • Kimberly Berry

    Pittsburgh is an exciting hub for neuroscience research. It’s awesome to be able to explore my interests and have so many experts in one place.

  • Jake Wright

    One reason Pittsburgh is a fantastic place to live is the great cycling in and around the city.

  • Kristine Ojala

    Pittsburgh is a floral, wild and adventurous city totally accessible by foot and by budget. The CNUP encourages the venture into new scientific frontiers as well as the discovery of our beautiful, artistic, and beloved community.

  • Sara Springer

    “I love used books and so does Pittsburgh! The city has at least 10 independent bookstores, accessible by bus or car, plus a couple of comics stores, a Barnes & Noble, and various university bookstores. I’ve filled up a few shelves in my first year here!”

  • Frances Johnson

    Pittsburgh has tremendous resources if you want to do neuroscience research. The research community is diverse and deep and open. If you know what you're interested in, or if you just want to learn more, I recommend a deep dive into who is here. Send an email, ask a question, make an appointment to chat. You will discover useful things you didn't know and make important connections

  • Michael Shteyn

    "The relationship between Pitt and CMU is strong and unique in cognitive & computational neuroscience. Being able to move seamlessly through two powerhouse institutions for seminars, journal clubs, and collaborations is a huge advantage of CNUP that is hard to find nearly anywhere else."


Life And Living In Pittsburgh, PA


                      People love living in Pittsburgh! It’s a beautiful city with a huge number of world-class
                      museums, a ton of cultural activities, a great music scene, awesome parks, and friendly
                      down-to-earth people.

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                Diversity In The Center For Neuroscience


                       CNUP is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels
                       welcome and individuality is celebrated. We are stronger when we learn
                       from each other.  

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Benefits Of Being A Pitt Student


                      As a CNUP student, you will be paid to do cutting-edge research and make discoveries
                      that lead to your PhD, all the while benefiting from free tuition, first-rate health care, bus
                      pass, gym membership and more! 

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