History

The SIPID and PRIDE  programs arose because of national concerns in meeting the clinical and research needs of an increasing diverse US population.  To meet these needs, the SIPID and PRIDE initiative focuses on increasing research preparedness and professional development of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, as outlined below.  In all, the PRIDE programs have mentored and trained over 150 Mentees during SIPID and PRIDE-I, and the resulting grant work and publications from the SIPID/PRIDE Alumni is very impressive (see our publications about the PRIDE program).

The PRIDE programs, originally the Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity (SIPID), held the first training session in 2007. During the course of the four-year grant award, over 50 junior faculty participated in one of three summer institute training programs. The project was again funded in 2011-2014 and renamed the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE). PRIDE consisted of six summer institute training programs and over 150 junior faculty participated. PRIDE-II was funded 2015-2018, consisted of seven sites, and trained over 200 junior faculty. PRIDE-III was recently funded for nine sites and will begin recruitment in early 2019. 

The three original SIPID programs were: 

  • Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology: Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Functional Genomics of Blood Disorders: University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

  • Cardiovascular Health Disparities: State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York

In PRIDE-I, the original three SIPID programs were joined by three new programs, for a total of six training programs:

  • Behavioral and Sleep Medicine: State University of New York, New York City, New York
  • First in CER (Comparative Effectiveness Research): Columbia University in New York, New York City, New York 
  • Mentoring Research in Latino Health Disparities: San Diego State University, San Diego, California 

PRIDE-II, seven programs were funded: 

  • Advanced Health Disparities Training: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

  • Behavioral and Sleep Medicine: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, New York

  • Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology: Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Cardiovascular Health-Related Research: State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York

  • Functional and Applied Genomics of Blood Disorders: Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Augusta, Georgia

  • Obesity Health Disparities Research: HBCU PRIDE: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Research in Implementation Science for Equity: The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California

In all, the PRIDE programs have mentored and trained over 400 mentees during SIPID, PRIDE-I, and PRIDE-II. We are proud of the resulting grant work and publications from the SIPID/PRIDE Alumni. 

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