R25 PRIDE is a flagship, “cutting-edge” innovative program that builds upon the past successes of the University of Arizona (UArizona) by bringing new approaches and best practices to advance research education tailored for qualified PRIDE trainees.


The goal of the Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Training Institute is to develop and sustain a network of minority faculty committed to pursuing careers in behavioral and sleep medicine targeted at cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction.


The primary objective of the Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics and Epidemiology is to provide junior-level faculty and scientists, with backgrounds that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and/or who have a disability, with all-expenses paid training and mentoring, so that they can competently and effectively develop independent research programs of cutting-edge Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) disorders.


The goal of the PRIDE-CVD Summer Institute at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is to instruct scientists/clinicians in multidisciplinary approaches to research in cardiovascular health disparities.


The goals of the UC San Diego Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) Summer Institute are to provide strong mentorship, enhance critical academic and grant writing skills and the development of cardiovascular research to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.


The Summer Institute hosted by Augusta University (AU) aims to enhance basic and clinical/translational research skills using functional and translational genomics techniques. The goal of this program is to train junior-level faculty to do research related to blood disorders such as hemoglobinopathies, white blood cell and platelet diseases.


The Colorado PRIDE program: Health AI and Data Science in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease: Application and Bioethics (HARP-BIO) uses top faculty mentors and resources at the highly ranked Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine Division, the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Scholars will use multiple omics platforms and learn about ethical use of data sciences, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to address how biases in coding affect biased outputs that may result in health disparities in pulmonary and/or cardiovascular diseases


The primary focus of the University of Houston Obesity Health Disparities (OHD) Program is to train, mentor, and sustain early career investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to become highly talented independent investigators in areas of research relevant to the NHLBI.


The overarching goals of the UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program are to train and sustain scholars underrepresented in biomedical sciences for long-term success in academic careers pursuing innovative research of interest to the NHLBI. The RISE Summer Institute’s goal is to provide methodological training on Implementation Science (ImS), a set of methodologies that aligns well with research priorities of NHLBI and will enhance the ability of scholars underrepresented in biomedical sciences to conduct innovative research and compete successfully for NIH resources.

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The Programs for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research, collectively referred to as PRIDE, were established to provide junior scientists, whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented 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).