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About ASRI

Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI) is a non-profit, independent research institute and a member of the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS). ASRI is responsible for managing and conducting clinical, translational and basic research. ASRI manages the sponsored awards made to WPAHS and its related entities.

ASRI is in a unique position to lead translational research that will improve patient care at a rapid pace. ASRI is focused on research that transfers innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside so that patient care is advanced at a much more rapid pace than conventional research efforts. To accomplish this, ASRI has positioned its research culture uniquely at the midway point between an academic health center and the healthcare industry, thus leveraging the strengths of both.

ASRI has conducted research activities that complement the strengths of West Penn Allegheny Health System. This research activity is sponsored through a combination of external funding and internal support from the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

The vision for ASRI is to facilitate advancement of translational and clinical research, which is aligned with the clinical strengths of West Penn Allegheny Health System. Our mission is to sponsor superior programs in health, education and research and to fully integrate medical education and biomedical research in our clinical settings to continuously improve the patient care rendered, while containing costs to the community.

In furtherance of this mission, ASRI’s research activities are focused in six interdisciplinary areas, defined to correlate research efforts with the clinical emphases of WPAHS. These six interdisciplinary areas are:

  • Cardiovascular/Pulmonary
  • Oncology
  • Human Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Lupus and Autoimmunity 
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