Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty

Programs to Increase Diversity 
Among Individuals Engaged in 
Health-Related Research
Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology (CGE)
(July 5-26, 2017)
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
PI: DC Rao, PhD; Victor Davila-Roman, MD
If you know of colleagues who would benefit from this innovative research training and mentorship opportunity, we urge you to encourage them to Apply.
We would appreciate your help in getting the word out …
·         Forward this message to appropriate faculty advisors and colleagues.
·         Print and post the program flyer in a common location.
·         Encourage eligible junior faculty to consider this unique opportunity.
The PRIDE Summer Institute Program in Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research is accepting applications for Summer 2017.
Who: Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists with a background that is under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents. Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.
What: Our All-Expense paid Summer Institute program with effective mentored training opportunities to enhance the research skills and to promote the scientific and career development of trainees with a research interest in Cardiovascular Genetics and Epidemiology. Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external funding for research, including extensive tips on best practices.
Details:  The Summer Institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of cardiovascular genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.
The program includes:
·         Two 3-week summer sessions, beginning July 5, 2017
·         Didactic lectures in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
·         Brief mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors
·         Group meeting with all PRIDE sites and NHLBI for training and networking
·         Workshops and lectures on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders
·         Workshops in grants-writing
·         Excellent opportunity to develop research skills necessary for genetic dissection of cardiovascular disease and risk factors
·         Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research at the interface of genetics, epidemiology, and cardiovascular disease and risk factors
 Core Curriculum:
·         Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology:  Heritability, Segregation, Linkage, Association Analysis
·         Bioinformatics:  Gene Expression, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition
·         Survey lectures on special topics
·         Group brainstorming sessions during most lunch hours with mentors and mentees for discussing and developing ideas for new grant applications
·         Multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout
PRIDE-CGE Website             PRIDE Flyer                           PRIDE Brochure       
Application Deadline:  Rolling admissions until positions are filled.
Funded by NHLBI
Mailing Address:  
PRIDE-CGE, Washington University in St Louis, Division of Biostatistics, 

CB 8067, 660 South Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO  63110  
PS: For information about our Post-Doctoral Program for Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, visit: