Program Overview

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The Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid research career advancement opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) through a variety of Summer Institutes.

These mentored research programs will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The primary outcome of this program is to increase the number of scientists and research-oriented faculty who are from ethnic groups currently under-represented in science, those with disabilities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged who successfully compete for external funding for scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.


The PRIDE Summer Institute will convene at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY.


PRIDE Cardiovascular Health Related Research
June 16, 2024 – June 28, 2024


To be eligible to participate in a PRIDE Summer Institute Training Program, you must be:

  • a junior-level faculty member or scientist (postdocs not eligible).
  • from a background that is under-represented in the biomedical sciences and/or have a disability.
  • of a socioeconomically disadvantaged background.
  • a United States Citizen or Permanent United States Resident.

The Institute will provide funding to support travel and accommodations for up to 10 applicants.


Broaden the demographic profile of medical research by training junior scientists from underrepresented minority backgrounds and/or with disabilities


April 1, 2024

Priority consideration granted to early applicants.


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SUNY Downstate Program to Increase Diversity in Cardiovascular Health Related Research under the NIH/NHLBI Funded PRogram to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE / R25).