The goal of the PRIDE-CVD Summer Institute at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University is to instruct scientists/clinicians in multidisciplinary approaches to research in cardiovascular health disparities. The PRIDE-CVD has been in existence for 12 years and has trained more than 90 scholars from 83 different universities nationwide.
PRIDE-CVD is uniquely defined by:
- Its partnership with minority-led community-based organizations with expertise on health disparities
- The living laboratory of Brooklyn, New York, an urban setting in which to conduct health disparities and CVD research
- A well renowned faculty roster with a high number of minority members
- A historical context providing eight years of experience in training and supporting minority scholars
PRIDE-CVD will continue to contribute significantly to improving the pool of highly-capable minority professionals in cardiovascular health research.
PRIDE-CVD will continue to build on this success and years of experience via the following specific aims:
- To select and train qualified underrepresented scientists and clinicians who have potential to contribute to the knowledge in cardiovascular health disparities research.
- To provide long-term tailored one to one and peer mentoring with the goal to submit a research grant application.
- To provide intensive individualized training and guidance in grant writing and peer review in order to enhance the capacity for success in research careers.
- To provide financial support for small research projects to facilitate transition to independence.
Topics covered during the Summer Institute include but are not limited to:
- Grant Writing Opportunities
- Mentoring and Career Development
- Introduction to Health Disparities and Cultural Competency
- Research Design, Methods, and Analysis
- Community-Based Participatory Research
- Pathophysiology and Hypertension & Heart Failure
- Responsible Conduct of Research