Cardiovascular-Related Research

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York 

Summer Institute Dates:
Cohort III (return)
July 20-26, 2014


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The PRIDE Institute

Principal Investigator:
Mohamed Boutjdir, Ph.D., FAHA

Co-Principal Investigator:
Judith E. Mitchell, M.D.

The goal of the Summer Institute in Cardiovascular-Related Research is to provide training and mentoring for underrepresented minority scientists, and scientists with disabilities, by enhancing their research skills in multidisciplinary approaches to research in cardiovascular health disparities. We expect the work of this Summer Institute to result in increased numbers of underrepresented minority scientists, and scientists with disabilities, who will be empowered to conduct outstanding research in the field of cardiovascular disorders and health disparities.

The Summer Institute will provide scholars with an intensive didactic and mentored research training program in cardiovascular health disparities. Administratively and conceptually housed within the Brooklyn Health Disparities Research Center (BHDRC), the goal of this multidisciplinary research training program is to inspire trainees to conduct research in cardiovascular health disparities employing techniques at the forefront of the field.

Towards the goal of decreasing health disparities in the field of cardiovascular research, the program will:

  • Provide fundamental training by interdisciplinary faculty in the area of health disparities, among others;
  • Establish partnerships among mentors and mentees, based on their mutual research interests in the area of cardiovascular health disparities;
  • Help mentees develop skills needed in order to develop independent research interests and apply for independent research grants; and
  • Provide a grants workshop, conducted by NHLBI staff, to promote a sustainable, independent research career.


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