Carnegie Mellon University
Below is a partial listing of departments whose faculty have provided research opportunities to HPP students in the past:

The Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging investigates high-level cognition such as language comprehension, problem-solving, visual thinking, and executive processes through the use of fMRI and related approaches. The general research goal is to develop a unified theory of cognition that is grounded in and accounts for brain activation in the cortex, at the level of large scale neural networks that perform cognitive computations. In other words, the goal is to explain how thought emerges from brain function.

The CMA features modern high-performance analytical instruments for use by the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biological Sciences, and other departments and centers at Carnegie Mellon. Other research groups outside of the CMU campus may also use the CMA. In addition to the analytical instrumentation, the CMA provides collaborations, analytical assistance, and training. The CMA houses two NMRs, four photon spectrometers, and two mass spectrometers.

The Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology (CNAST) is a community of Carnegie Mellon scientists and engineers unified by interests in the chemistry, biology and physics of DNA, RNA and PNA (peptide nucleic acid). CNAST has three pillars of strength: (1) RNA Biology, (2) Molecular and Experimental Tools and (3) Biotech/Nanotech. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the cutting-edge research underway in CNAST.

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition focuses on models of cognitive function, brain imaging and molecular genetics of the nervous system. Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Computer Science work jointly with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. The goal of the CNBC interdisciplinary graduate program is to train neuroscientists who can combine diverse approaches to better understand higher cognitive function in the brain.

The HCPM program provides students with a world class education that enables them to pursue and succeed in diverse careers in the health sector. We differentiate ourselves from schools of public health and healthcare administration by offering our students a unique set of highly marketable and transferable skills that are in demand from a wide range of employers including consulting firms, government agencies and organizations, hospitals and health clinics, and nongovernment organizations. Our graduates can be found around the world working for organizations such as the Singapore Ministry of Health, Korean Medical Association, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, MAXIMUS, Deloitte, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

The NMR Center, sponsored jointly by Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, advances state-of-the-art MRI and MRS processes for better understanding of tissue and organ function.

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh and the Westinghouse Electric Company. This Center provides cutting-edge computational resources to the national community and advances computational science and computational techniques.

The Department of Biological Sciences is offering a unique opportunity for rising sophomores in technical fields - the Summer Research Institute (SRI).  Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is supporting a Summer Research Institute (SRI) for Carnegie Mellon students who will complete their first year in SHS, BSA, MCS, CIT or SCS. The program will be held during the summer session at Carnegie Mellon and will run for 10 weeks. Students will receive university housing and a stipend.

As a university laboratory school, The Children's School at CMU aims to lead through excellence and innovation as they:
  • develop and manage laboratories for research in developmental psychology,
  • train undergraduate and graduate students in child development theory, research, and its applications,
  • implement a model half-day preschool and full-day kindergarten program for children ages 3-6,
  • provide resources to parents, including general information on child development and parenting, as well as specific assistance in dealing with developmental difficulties,
  • provide resources to the community by welcoming teachers and administrators to observe our model program and by offering training sessions through our Early Childhood Professional Development Center,
  • train students earning teaching certificates in early childhood and elementary education (in collaboration with Carlow University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh).