News & Announcements
  • All Pitt laboratory workers:

    As of 3/1/2022, Pitt laboratory workers must complete Bloodborne Pathogens training on the CITI platform.

  • All Pitt researchers:

    The IACUC has moved all animal research related training to the CITI platform. We have combined general research utilizing animals with both the small and large animal courses to reduce the number of courses everyone is required to take. In addition, we have updated the controlled substances course. The IACUC has adopted CITI’s species-specific courses that researchers will be required to complete dependent on the species used in the IACUC protocols. The new training regime will be located on the Training Page on the IACUC website.

    Please note that new training for the small and large animal general courses will be required for new investigators/research staff and will be required every four years. This means that if you have previously completed the General courses, you will not be required to complete the new training until 3-4 years have passed. These changes will be implemented immediately.

  • Important!!

    UPMC has merged their CITI Training Course subscription with the University of Pittsburgh's CITI subscription effective June 8, 2017. This merger will eliminate the need for investigators and research team members to have accounts with both institutions. All UPMC and Pitt users will now access the CITI portal through the Pitt site at

    The training information on the Office of Research Protections website ( provides detailed information on training courses and requirements. A concerted effort was made to consolidate as much training as possible within the CITI program. If you have any questions, email us at

  • For more information on requirements regarding the various HIPAA training modules, please check the "What is Required - HIPAA Modules"

  • Please notify us if you want to use any of these modules for education purposes; we will be happy to provide you with additional information.

Modules Listings
PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Module  Keystone 10 Module 1: Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding

Module  Keystone 10 Module 2: Communication Skills

Module  Keystone 10 Module 3: How Milk Gets From Breast to Baby

Module  Keystone 10 Module 4: Promoting Breastfeeding During Pregnancy

Module  Keystone 10 Module 5: Birth practices & breastfeeding

Module  Keystone 10 Module 6: Helping with Breastfeeding

Module  Keystone 10 Module 7: Practices that Assist Breastfeeding

Module  Keystone 10 Module 8: Milk Supply

Module  Keystone 10 Module 9: Supporting the non - breastfeeding mother and baby

Module  Keystone 10 Module 10: Infants and Mothers with Special Needs

Module  Keystone 10 Module 11: Breast and Nipple Concerns

Module  Keystone 10 Module 12: If the Baby Cannot Feed at the Breast

Module  Keystone 10 Module 13: On-Going Support for Mothers

Module  Keystone 10 Module 14: Protecting Breastfeeding

Module  Keystone 10 Module 15: Making Your Hospital Keystone 10 or Baby-Friendly

Module  Driver Diagrams: How to Develop and Display Your QI Theory

Module  EPIC® : Breastfeeding Education, Support and Training (BEST)

Module  EPIC®: (BEST) Plus: Module 1 - Birth Through 14 Days

Module  EPIC®: (BEST) Plus: Module 2 - Two Weeks to Six Weeks

Module  EPIC®: (BEST) Plus: Module 3 - Lactation and Breastfeeding Beyond 6 Weeks

Module  Keystone 10 Module 16: A supplement to the 15 Hour Interdisciplinary Breastfeeding Management Course for the hospitals of Pennsylvania

Module  Let’s Talk Breastfeeding: LGBTQ+ & You: Understanding Inclusive Healthcare for ALL Families to Optimize Human Lactation Care

Module  Let’s Talk Breastfeeding: LGBTQ+ Healthcare in Action: Tools, Resources, and Outreach for Inclusive Human Lactation Professionals

Module  Let’s Talk Breastfeeding: The Critical Significance of LGBTQ+ Education in Healthcare: How Non-Inclusive Practices Impact the Community

Module  PA AAP Let's Talk: Safe Sleep & the Breastfeeding Infant: Balancing Best Practices

Module  PA AAP Vaccine Education Series - September 11, 2024

Module  PA AAP Vaccine Webinar Series - September 11, 2024