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Investing in America's Future: Mentoring Researchers in Latino Health Disparities

The PRIDE (Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged) in Health-Related Research, program is a research career advancing training opportunity funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Six unique PRIDE Institutes were recently funded across the United States. These mentored research programs address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and climbing the academic ranks.

“Investing in America’s Future: Mentoring Researchers in Latino Health Disparities” is a mentoring program for junior faculty and scientists pursuing research in cardiovascular disease, and its associated conditions, in Latino communities. The Summer Institute is designed to equip faculty and researchers to further their research careers. Housed within the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH) and San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), the goals of this multidisciplinary program are to inspire and mentor committed junior faculty and researchers emphasizing:
  • Public health research continuum & CVD risk factors
  • Successful grant and manuscript writing
  • Successful publication in competitive scientific journals
  • Mentorship with established faculty offering tailored guidance
Participation in the Summer Institute will require:
  • Attendance at a two-week Summer Institute in 2013 (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27, 2013) and at a brief follow-up Institute in 2014 (dates TBD);
  • Attendance at a mid-year meeting with assigned mentor; and
  • Involvement in long-term networking with assigned mentor to advance mentee’s own research career.
Program Benefits Include:
Stipend: Mentees will receive a small stipend to pursue independent research programs.
Housing: Accommodations will be provided at the Kona Kai Resort. Mentees with disabilities will be accommodated based on their needs.
Meals: Meals will be provided or per diem will be awarded to each participant during the Institutes.
Transportation: Air and ground transportation to and from the airport will be provided for the two Institutes and mentor visits. If a mentee wishes to drive to the Summer Institute, arrangements for parking and mileage reimbursement will be made, depending on distance.

  • Contact Information:
  • Cristina Padilla, MA
  • Program Manager
  • 9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 221
  • San Diego, CA 92123
  • Office: 619.594.2292
  • Fax: 619.594.2998