Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis

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Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. I have included a link below to a flyer and brochure.  I would request that you print and post the poster and brochure prominently and if you know of contacts who may fit this program, please forward them the links or provide me with their information and I would be happy to send them some information.

Who:  Eligible applicants are research-oriented junior-level faculty members or transitioning post-doctorate trainees from minority groups that are 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 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention of treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders research; health disparities research; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas.

What:  Our Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid research training opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  This mentored program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
Where/When/Details:  The all-expense-paid program focusing on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology brings participants to Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine, for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests.  The mentors are experienced in research and grant writing and will offer long-term collaborations.  The didactic curriculums involve faculty and mentors from multiple disciplines with various levels of hands-on training.  Special emphasis is placed on developing grantsmanship skills, with mentors assisting mentees one-on-one to develop specific research projects and improve long-term fundability.  NHLBI scientific program staff will provide a grants workshop to assist mentees with project focus and to identify viable funding sources to promote a sustainable independent research program for career advancement.

For additional details about the PRIDE Program visit:  

A brochure and flyer may be found at:

To view our latest newsletter:
Dr. D.C. Rao,
PRIDE Program Director

PS: For information about our Post Doctoral Program for Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, visit:



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