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PRIDE CVD-CGE Mentor Program Registration

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hosted by PRIDE CVD CGE, Division of Biostatistics


Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics and Epidemiology

(July 11-27, 2022)


“PRIDE mentorship provided the foundation to build my work, allowed me to think outside the box, and provided an opportunity to build lasting collaborations with PRIDE cohorts and mentors, and to jointly publish and write grants. PRIDE provides an amazingly enriching experience and I strongly recommend it.”  –  PRIDE Mentee, 2008


The NHLBI-funded “Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research” support junior faculty underrepresented in biomedical research.


Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

MPI’s:  Victor Davila-Roman, MD and DC Rao, PhD

Co-Director:  Lisa de las Fuentes, MD, MS

Program Administrator:  Linda Schreier, BS (


Space is limited for the mentored program starting summer 2022.  Apply early!

WhoEligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists with a background that is underrepresented 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.

WhatThis all-expense paid program incorporates effective mentored training opportunities to enhance research skills and to promote the scientific and career development of trainees with a research interest in cardiovascular disease comorbidities, genetics and epidemiology.

Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external grant funding for research, including extensive tips on best practices.

The program includes:

·         A year-long mentored research experience that includes two consecutive 2-week summer sessions and multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout, beginning July 11, 2022

·         Opportunity to apply for Small Research Project (SRP) grants with funding.  Applications due 1 month after Summer 1 with project to be completed within 9-12 months of award.

·         Group brainstorming sessions with mentors and mentees to review and refine ideas for SRPs and external grant applications

·         Mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors

·         Annual meeting with all 9 PRIDE programs and NHLBI (April 2023)

·         Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research at the interface of genetics, epidemiology, and cardiovascular disease and risk factors

·         The core objective is to prepare mentees to pursue independent research in one of the NHLBI mission areas of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders through submission of research grants within 2 years of the second summer training session.


Career Development

·      Grant & Manuscript Writing

·      Keys for Success as Independent Researcher

·      Race/Ethnicity and Health Disparities

·      PRIDE Alumni Perspective: Unique Challenges Faced by URM Investigators

General Didactics

·         Biostatistics & Epidemiology

·         Data Mining

·         Dissemination & Implementation Science

·         Study Design, Power & Analysis

·         Biomarker Studies & Methods

Topic Areas

·         Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Lung & Sleep Epidemiology

·         Hypertension & Hypertensive Heart Disease

·         Metabolic Syndrome

·         Cardiovascular Phenotyping Laboratory

HLBS Genetics/Genomics

·     Genetic Epidemiology

·     ‘Omics (Epigenetics, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics)

·     GWAS Studies

·     Genetic Variation in Myocardial Infarction

·     Pharmacogenomics of Warfarin Dosing

“I am so grateful to the PRIDE St. Louis family. Your leadership, eagerness to teach and share your rich experiences helped me grow immensely. I would not be where I am today without your continuous and unreserved support. I went from never having a funded grant to PI on 2 R01s & 1 R21, and 5 grants as Co-I!”    – PRIDE Mentee, 2014


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Application Deadline:  Rolling admissions until all slots are filled.  Apply now!