Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dental Informatics postgraduate training program announcement at University of Pittsburgh

One of my colleagues and a bright guy I'm honored to call my friend, is Dr. Titus Schleyer.  He is the Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Dental Informatics at the dental school at Pitt.  I've known him for several years now and have a great amount of respect for him and for what he accomplishes within the realm of "dental informatics" at the school.

If you are interested in a career in this fascinating field, read on.  They are looking for folks who want a career!


Subject: Seeking applicants for MS/PhD/postdoctoral positions in dental informatics


Dear colleague,


Help shape the field of informatics in healthcare by training in dental informatics at the University of Pittsburgh! At the Center for Dental Informatics, you can get training in a cutting-edge discipline and conduct innovative research on:


  • electronic dental records
  • decision support
  • human-computer interaction
  • reuse of clinical data for research
  • evidence-based dentistry
  • teledentistry


Getting training in a variety of aspects on informatics opens up unique career opportunities, such as in software development, information technology management, academic teaching and research, and consulting.


We are currently recruiting applicants at the certificate, MS, PhD and postdoctoral levels. The program is highly multidisciplinary and is open to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, such as information science/computer science, dentistry, medicine, information technology or related fields.


Financial support, in the form of a full scholarship, a stipend, health insurance and more from the National Institutes of Health is available to eligible individuals. Applications are accepted immediately. Program start is August 2012.


Please note: The NIH also offers a loan repayment program for educational loans for up to $35,000/year for 3 years.


For more information, please visit our Website at




Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD


P.S. Please forward this message to interested individuals if you can. Thanks!


Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD

Assoc. Professor and Director, Center for Dental Informatics

School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Skype: titus.schleyer, Ph: (412) 648-8886, Fax: (412) 648-9960, E-mail:








P.P.S. Interested in dental informatics? Join the worldwide dental informatics community at for free!




Free Training in Dental Informatics

cget training in a cutting-edge discipline

c conduct innovative research on: c electronic dental records c decision support c human-computer interaction

c reuse of clinical data for research

c evidence-based dentistry

c teledentistry copen unique career options for


MS/PhD/ Postdoc

cMS: 36 credits, MS project/thesis

cPhD: 72 credits, doctoral thesis

cPostdoc: develop a research and academic career

cover 35 trainees in the program cvariety of backgrounds (DDS/DMD,

MD, computer science, etc.) cfull scholarship/stipend available

Apply now for 8/2012!

Funded by the National Institutes of HealthUniversity of Pittsburgh

The NIH also offers a loan repayment program for educational loans for up to $35,000/year for 3 years.