Welcome to AZ-PRIDE

The Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research, collectively referred to as PRIDE, were established to provide junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientists, whose backgrounds are currently under-represented in biomedical research, with opportunities to gain the knowledge and tools they need to carry out independent and meaningful research and advance their careers. This initiative is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

PRIDE is a consortium of NHLBI-funded Summer Institute Training Programs for Junior Faculty.
  • Each Summer Institute Training Program has the common goal of increasing the diversity among individuals who are engaged in health-related research
  • Each Summer Institute Program Program has a unique, specialized research focus, as described below under Summer Institute Training Programs.
  • Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply to the Summer Institute Program in your area of interest

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to participate in a PRIDE Summer Institute Training Program, you must:
  • Be a research-oriented junior-level faculty member holding a doctoral degree (i.e. PhD, MD, DO, DVM) or transitioning* post-doctorate trainee
  • Be from a background that is underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, individuals living with disabilities, and individuals from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds; click here for more information)
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have a research focus that is centered on heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders research; health disparities research relevant to heart, lung, blood, or sleep disorders; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas
  • Career tracking for up to ten years after training is completed
  • Has not attended a previous PRIDE/SIPID cohort
* Transitioning means that you have or will have received a formal faculty appointment by the time the Summer Institute Program convenes.
 

General Program Structure

  • All-expenses-paid Summer Institute Training Programs for up to 3 weeks during each of two consecutive summers
  • Year-long mentoring experience with recognized experts in the field
  • Didactic instruction and hands-on practical training
  • Specific training and coaching in grant-writing skills
  • Mid-year meeting
  • Annual Conference in Bethesda, Maryland

News

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Med-Start: 50 Years Helping Young People Prepare for Their Future in the Health Professions

The six-week academic enrichment program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences hosted 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities this summer in an intensive exploration of health professions careers that will impact the health and lives of others.