Advanced Respiratory Research for Equity (AiRE) - AZ-PRIDE Program Overview

The nation suffers from staggering health disparities contributed to, in part, by the absence of a diverse biomedical and healthcare workforce. The primary objective of the Advanced Respiratory Research for Equity (AiRE) Program is to provide advanced training in an interprofessional environment to qualified candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, who are committed to addressing lung disparities through impactful research from basic to the full translational continuum and implementation.

AiRE participants will receive all-expenses-paid training that facilitates successful team science career development, which includes two intensive summer institutes (1.5 weeks in year-1, and 1 week in year-2); a Mid-year visit to Arizona (1 week in the Winter); a 3-day Spring workshop in Bethesda, and monthly videoconferencing.

A hybrid online option will be available to those not able to travel to Tucson Az. 

The Yearlong program covers:

  • Didactic courses
  • Grantsmanship (NIH Style writing, and reviewing grants)
  • Scientific Writing;
    • Dissemination strategies
    • Research report composition
    • Scientific publications
    • Abstract/Poster/Audiovisual content writing
  • Presentations and Bioethics
  • Advanced Research Methodology (Tailored to trainee needs) in the following content areas:
    • Community-Based Participatory Research
    • Design & Analysis of Health Outcomes & Effectiveness Research
    • Basic and Advanced Epidemiological/Bio-statistical Methods
    • Transomics and Biomarker discovery
  • Interprofessional Career/Leadership Development
  • Structured Mentoring by a team of content experts
  • Research experience (includes funding for select small projects) with mentor/instructor support in:
    • Conceptualization
    • Design
    • ImplementationAnalysis
    • Reporting

Additional Summer Institute experiences include visits to US-Mexico border and Native American communities.