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Pitt CSD has a unique combination of internationally-recognized scientific and clinical strengths, active research partnerships with world-class experts in computational modeling, neuroimaging, engineering and data science, and close clinical partnerships with nationally-recognized health care providers. These partnerships enable us to provide hands-on training experiences relevant to each step in the preclinical-to-clinical translation process. We have a diverse funding portfolio with support from federal sponsors such as NIH, NSF, DARPA and non-federal sponsors (e.g., PCORI and foundation grants). In 2019-2020, we had 19 active federal grants, 1 PCORI contract and 3 foundation grants.

CSD Research Labs

Undergraduate Research Experiences:

Brain and Communication Undergraduate Research Experience (BrainCURE)


View all CSD Research Events.

Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture:

Dr. Elena Plante: 22nd Annual Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture 

Research Round Table:

Spring Events 2021

Research Round Table Presentations:

  • Dr. Sarah Wallace: Helping People with Aphasia Compensate for Reading Comprehension Changes
  • Dr. Will Evans: Pitching your research and the Pitt Innovation Challenge
  • Dr. Mandy Hampton Wray: Developmental stuttering: Insights from neural processes underlying language and attention
  • Dr. Jana Iverson:  Developing Language in a Developing Body:  Interactions and Cascading Effects
  • Dr. Van Mersbergen:  Cortical Responses to Vocal Errors
  • Dr. Charles Ellis Jr. - Health Disparities and Health Equity: Implications for Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Shared Lab Initiatives

Read more about our shared lab initiatives that were designed to promote team-based science:

Tour the REVS laboratories:

Tour the BASRI laboratories: