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PRIDE Program Summer 2022

Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PRIDE Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications. Space is limited for the 2022 mentored training programs so apply early!

What:  The PRIDE programs include intensive research training experiences:

  •  A year-long mentored research experience that includes 2 consecutive intense summer training sessions.
  • Opportunity to apply for small research project (SRP) grant funding.  Applications due 1 month after Summer 1 with project to be completed within 9-12 months of award. 
  • Site-specific mid-year meetings.
  • Annual PRIDE Conference of all 9 PRIDE sites and NHLBI (April 2023).
  • The core objective is to prepare mentees to pursue independent research in one of the NHLBI mission areas of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders through submission of research grants within 2 years of second summer training.

Choose from among nine unique PRIDE programs (see below), each with with year-round mentored training opportunities including intense summer research training sessions to enhance research skills and promote the scientific and career development of trainees. Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external funding for research purposes, including extensive tips on best practices.  Research emphasis varies by program.

Who: Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists with a background that is under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents. Research interests should be compatible with those of the NHLBI in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.

Where/When (Dates subject to change.  Verify on website): 

Impact of Ancestry and Gender on Omics of Lung Diseases (AGOLD)
(August 15 – 25, 2022)

Location:  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

PI(s): A. Sonia C. Flores, PhD; Kathleen Barnes, PhD; Ivana Yang, PhD

Advanced Respiratory Research for Equity (AIRE)
(August 14 – 21, 2022)

Location:  Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

PI(s): Joe GN “Skip” Garcia, MD; Francisco Moreno, MD; Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)
(June 19 – July 1, 2022)

Location: Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

PI(s): Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics and Epidemiology (CVD-CGE)
(July 11 – 27, 2022)

Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

PI(s): Victor Davila-Roman, MD; DC Rao, PhD

Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)
(June 12 – 24, 2022)

Location: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, New York

PI: Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHA

Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS)
(July 11– 22, 2022)

Location: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

PI(s): JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA; Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH; Robert Ross, MD, MBA

Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders (FTG)
(July 11-26, 2022)

Location: Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

PI: Betty Pace, MD

Obesity Health Disparities (OHD)
(June 6-10 (in person), July 7-9 (virtual), and August 4-6, 2022 (virtual))

Location: University of Houston College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

PI(s): Marino Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv; Bettina M Beech, DrPH, MPH; Keith C Norris, MD, PhD

Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)
(July 18 – 29, 2022)

Location: The UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Francisco, California

PI(s): Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS; Alicia Fernandez, MD; Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH

PRIDE Coordination Core

Location: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

PI: Treva Rice, PhD

Programs typically are all expenses paid including travel, meals, and housing. Contact the program of interest for details. Mentees can apply to more than one program, but may attend only one.

PRIDE Website                    

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until positions are filled.

Funded by NHLBI

If you know of colleagues who would benefit from this innovative research training and mentorship opportunity,

We urge you to encourage them to Apply.

We would appreciate your help in getting the word out …

·         Forward this message to appropriate faculty advisors, colleagues, and mailing lists.

·         Post the program flyer on University website and social media announcements.

·         Encourage eligible junior faculty to consider this unique opportunity.

Mailing Address: 
PRIDE Coordination Core, Washington University in St Louis, Division of Biostatistics,
CB 8067, 660 South Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO  63110