Established in 1996, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) improves the health of individuals by establishing the region as an internationally recognized center of excellence in research, education, and commercial development for the advancement of tissue-related medical therapies. PTEI's efforts have helped establish Pittsburgh as a major hub of U.S. research and technology development in tissue engineering.
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PTEI In the CommunityPTEI hosted the third annual "Run for the Wounded Warrior" on November 3, 2012 at Pittsburgh's North Park.
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PTEI In Education**Great News from a Former Intern!
**PTEI Summer Camps--Thanks for Another Great Year!
**PTEI is an Educational Improvement Organization
**PTEI Summer Science Ed Programs
PTEI In Research**PTEI Seed Grants Bear Fruit
**Will 2012 Offer New Ways to Treat Disease with Regenerative Medicine?
**Advanced Regenerative Medicine Program
**Healing Through Regenerative Medicine
PTEI Footnotes**Contributions to PTEI
**Impact Assessment Report
**Regenerative Medicine Newswire
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As amplified below, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) has realized a 17-year history of accomplishments, including funding research, providing educational programs for a spectrum of students and professionals, facilitating access to efficient technology transfer systems, and serving in a leadership role in defining community strategies.
In part, PTEI helped create the academic and professional fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. PTEI programs have helped the region fully emerge as a global center for scientific excellence and commercial opportunity in regenerative medicine. Now that regional excellence has been secured and recognized, the work of PTEI has been completed.
PTEI has ceased all active operations as of Nov. 30, 2013. Please enjoy the legacy materials on this web site.
For administrative matters relative to the closure of PTEI, please contact Autumn Gindlesperger at email@example.com.
Regenerative Medicine has been at the forefront of some of modern medicine's most remarkable new discoveries and the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative has been a leader in this fast growing field since 1996. PTEI's original mission, as established by its founding president, Peter Johnson, MD, was to support the growth of a regional industry through the establishment of a world-recognized center of excellence in tissue engineering science and clinical delivery. To fulfill this mission, PTEI was created as the nation's first collaborative organization that included universities and health care institutions working in the emerging and extremely encouraging field of tissue engineering. It brought together these synergistically key institutions from across the Pittsburgh region, including University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Allegheny General, the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, and Carnegie Mellon University. The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative has had an extraordinary and impactful seventeen years of existence. PTEI has funded research, provided educational programs for a spectrum of students and professionals, facilitated access to efficient technology transfer systems, and has played a leadership role in defining community strategies. In part, PTEI helped create the academic and professional fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Driven by smart investments strategically allocated, PTEI programs have helped the region fully emerge as a global center for scientific excellence and commercial opportunity in regenerative medicine. Now that regional excellence has been secured and recognized the work of PTEI has been completed. As such, PTEI is in the process of transitioning its programs to member and other institutions and plans to cease all active operations in 2014.
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PTEI In Education
PTEI will not be accepting applications for 2013 undergraduate summer internships.
Great News from a Former Intern!
Michael Booker, a 2011 high school intern, was recently interviewed by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and credited the PTEI High School Internship Program as a driver for his future career path. When asked, where would you like your career path to go after college?, his reply was, “After college and after grad school, I would like to go into stem cell research. It has always been an interest of mine after I interned at Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative. I hope to one day have my own lab, The Booker Lab, where we test procedures from the lab bench to the bedside. That would be truly a joy and very satisfying.” Read more…
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 17, 2012
PTEI Summer Camps--Thanks for Another Great Year!PTEI Summer Camps have come to an end. They wouldn't be possible without the extraordinary abilities of MANY people. In addition to PTEI's LaShon Jackson, Program Coordinator, Education and Workforce Development, the efforts of volunteer camp counselors and teachers help students obtain an overview of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering in a fun and hands-on environment. A BIG THANK YOU is extended to these valuable people--
Camp Counselors Sahil Dadoo, Emily Leung, Molly Finn, Erica Flinchbaugh, Amber McCreary, Gianni Nelson, Deanna Pelkey, Hannah Smith, Sonu Bae, Reia Cho, Margaret Gegick, Jade Harris, Charles Law, and Casey Rayburg, and Teachers Mark Krotec, Jade Leung, Ray Schrader, and Juel Smith.
Looking forward to 2013!!!
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PTEI is an Educational Improvement OrganizationPTEI has been approved by the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) as an Educational Improvement Organization. Applications are now being received by EITC. Details...
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PTEI Summer Science Ed ProgramsPTEI’s summer educational programs for students and teachers provide a range of experiences and tools for those who are interested in science education. Beginning with K-12 and continuing through undergraduate research, PTEI is helping to prepare a trained workforce to support a growing regenerative medicine industry. Through its programs, PTEI provides hands-on opportunities to students to explore the many educational and career paths available to next-generation scientists and those who will work with them. The PTEI Summer Research Experience for middle and high school teachers recognizes the need to generate teacher catalysts who possess the requisite knowledge and tools to excite and educate students.
Undergraduate Summer Internship Program
2012 Undergraduate Summer Interns Announced!Congratulations to all of the 2012 SIP Program interns. Check out the intern/mentor match list!
2012 Intern/Mentor Match List
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2012 Pittsburgh-based SIP
2012 Combat Casualty Care SIP in San Antonio
Teacher Summer Research Experience OpportunityTeacher Summer Research Experience
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High School Summer Internship Program
Middle and High School Summer CampsGet program details here:
High School Camp
Middle School Camp
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