Summer Institute Program Descriptions

Similarities and Differences across Summer Institute Programs
Aims, Training Emphasis, and Structures

Advanced Health Disparities Training (AZ-P)
Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)
Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology (CGE)(Coming Soon!)
Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)

Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders (FTG)(Coming Soon!)
HBCU-PRIDE (HBCU)
Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)(Coming Soon!)
Category Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)
# Trainees/Year 12
Aims as specified by individual programs
  • Fundamental training by interdisciplinary faculty in the area of cardiovascular health disparities
  • Partnerships between mentors and mentees based on mutual research interests in CVD health disparities
  • Help mentees develop skills needed to develop independent research interests and apply for independent research grants
  • Grant-writing workshops to promote sustainable independent research career
Outcomes Submit grant application to acquire NIH-sponsored funding
General Training Areas
Didactic and/or Laboratory Training Courses that are specific to training emphasis in each program
  • Health disparities in CVD
  • CVD and African-American women
  • Pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Behavioral interventions for BP control
  • Diabetes and CVD
  • CVD and pharmacological therapy
  • Diversity in workforce challenges and opportunities for minority faculty
Research Design and Analysis
  • Research Design, Methods, Analysis
  • Intro Epidemiology / Biostatistics
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Principles of biostatistics
Responsible Conduct of Research Responsible Conduct of Research
Minority/Diversity
  • Cultural competencies
  • Intro Health Disparities
  • Challenges / Opportunities for Minority Faculty
  • Disparities in CVD
  • CVD and AA women
  • Inclusion of women in NIH trials
  • Health care policy and effect on health disparities
Grant Writing Workshops/Training
  • Grant-writing workshops by NHLBI
    • NIH Overview
    • Grant Idea Development
    • NIH Grant Application Preparation
    • NIH Grant Submission
    • Career Development Award Application Components
    • Career Development Award Mechanism for New Investigators
    • R Series Mechanism
    • Peer Review and Grant Review
    • Policies and Procedures
Research Project and Grant Proposal Development
  • First Summer:
    • Develop own proposal by end of 1st week
    • Present proposal by end of 2nd week
  • Submit draft prior to 2nd SI
  • Mock study section during 2nd SI
Monthly Support/Regular Networking Regular mentor/mentee interactions
Scientific Writing Writing/Publishing Research Papers
Career Planning Career Development
Mentoring Mentoring partnerships

  • Improving mentee’s research skills
  • Providing motivation and personal growth
  • Providing career guidance
  • Promoting mentees for scholarships and other development opportunities

 

Mentor Selection
  • Mentoring team declared by end of first SI
  • Director contacts faculty with expertise in mentee’s area and sets up initial interview
  • Director discusses roles and responsibilities with each team
  • Primary and secondary mentors assigned
  • Initial pool of 12 mentors
Mentoring Process
  • Meet bi-monthly (in person, webinars, other means)
  • Contact initiated by mentee
  • Periodic monitoring by Program Director to assess if match is appropriate
Ultimate Goal Submit grant application to acquire NIH-sponsored funding
Mid-Year Meeting
  • Support, Networking
Long-Term Follow-Up
  • Monthly progress reports, quarterly discussions with mentors to
  • Webinars, academic social networking and mid-year meetings
Program-Specific Topics
Ombudsman Faculty advisory committee
Time Commitment/Duration
Duration: 1st SI ~ 2 weeks
Duration: 2nd SI ~ 2 days
Duration: Mid-Year ~ 1 week
Duration: Annual Meeting ~ 2-3 days
Dates: 1st SI – Cohort 4 (2015) July 19-August 01, 2015
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 4 (2016) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 5 (2016)

TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 5 (2017) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 6 (2017)

TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 6 (2018) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Workshop – Cohort 7 Summer, 2019
Category Cardiovascular-Related Research (CVD)
Category Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)
# Trainees/Year 12
Aims as specified by individual programs
  • Fundamental training evidence-based behavioral interventions and sleep research methods
  • Grant-writing workshops to promote sustainable independent research career
  • Mentoring team partnership based on mutual research interests
  • Support thru monthly webinars, academic social networking and mid-year meetings
Outcomes Submit grant application to acquire NHLBI-sponsored funding
General Training Areas
Didactic and/or Laboratory Training Courses that are specific to training emphasis in each program
  • Evidence-based Behavioral Interventions & Sleep research methods
  • Sleep physiology
  • OSA and CVD
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Diagnostics and treatment approaches
  • Stress-related sleep disturbances and health outcomes
  • Ethnicity and sleep
  • Behavioral and alternative medicine
  • Community-based participatory research
Research Design and Analysis
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Assessing NIH and CDC sponsored National data
Responsible Conduct of Research Responsible Conduct of Research
Minority/Diversity
  • Intro to health disparities
  • Racial and ethnic influences on health
  • Disabilities and other issues of diversity
  • Health behavior models in minority populations
  • Challenges / opportunities for minority faculty: Pathway to success
Research Project and Grant Proposal Development
  • Develop/present initial proposal by end of 1st SI
  • Submit draft prior to 2nd SI
  • Mock study section during 2nd SI
Monthly Support/Regular Networking Monthly webinars, academic networking
Scientific Writing Writing/Publishing Research Papers
Career Planning Career Development (see Mentoring)
Mentoring Mentoring partnerships

  • Improving mentee’s research skills
  • Providing motivation and personal growth
  • Providing career guidance
  • Promoting mentees for scholarships and other development opportunities
Mentoring Process
  • Meet bi-monthly (in person, webinars, other means)
  • Contact initiated by mentee
  • Periodic monitoring by Program Director to assess if match is appropriate
Ultimate Goal Submit grant application to acquire NHLBI-sponsored funding
Mid-Year Meeting
  • Support, Networking
Long-Term Follow-Up
  • Monthly progress reports, quarterly discussions with mentors to
  • Webinars, academic social networking and mid-year meetings
Program-Specific Topics
Ombudsman Faculty advisory committee
Time Commitment/Duration
Duration: 1st SI ~ 2 weeks
Duration: 2nd SI ~ 1 week
Duration: Mid-Year ~ 2 days
Duration: Annual Meeting ~ 3 days
Dates: 1st SI – Cohort 4 (2015) July 31-Aug 13, 2011
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 4 (2016) Aug 5-Aug 11, 2012
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 4 May 2-4, 2012
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 5 (2016)

July 29-Aug 11, 2012
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 5 (2017) Aug 5-Aug 10, 2013
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 5 May 8-10, 2013
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 6 (2017)

July 28–Aug 10, 2013
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 6 (2018) July 13-20, 2014
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 6 April 29-May 1, 2014
Dates: Annual Workshop – Cohort 7 Summer, 2019
Category Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)

 

Category Advanced Health Disparities Training (AZ-P)
# Trainees/Year
Aims as specified by individual programs
  • Identify, encourage, and recruit outstanding junior URBMS faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scientists proceeding from a range of disciplines relevant to HLBS disorders.
  • Provide interprofessional opportunities via curriculum-based training and engagement in conceptualization, design and implementation of collaborative multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary research projects.
  • Expand educational and collaborative links with major peer universities and research institutions (e.g., applicant’s home institutions), especially those that train large numbers of students from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
  • Provide a structured training program that includes:
    • a core didactic curriculum
    • research participation with ongoing mentoring by a team of experts
    • manuscript preparation and presentation skills
    • grant preparation and funding mechanisms
    • interprofessional career development and leadership training tailored to URBMS professionals
    • training in responsible conduct of research
    • skill development in topics essential to health disparities researchers including advanced statistical methods and community-based prevention and participatory research
Outcomes Submit grant application to acquire NHLBI-sponsored funding
General Training Areas
Didactic and/or Laboratory Training Courses that are specific to training emphasis in each program
  • Health Disparities, emphasizing Latino/a and Native American populations
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Leadership and career development workshops
  • Tours of the US-Mexico border and Native American communities
Research Design and Analysis
  • Research Design, Methods, Analysis
  • Epidemiology/Biostatistics (intro & advanced)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Design & Analysis of Health Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
Responsible Conduct of Research
Minority/Diversity
  • Introduction to rural Southwest, Latino/a and Native American social determinants of health, access, quality, and Health Disparities
  • Tours of US-Mexico border and Native American communities
  • Career and leadership workshops designed to address the needs of underrepresented faculty
Grant Writing Workshops/Training
  • Grant-writing didactic course with local grant writing experts and successful recipients of multiple peer reviewed federal grants
  • Grant review by team of mentors
  • Mock NIH style grant review of participant’s drafted grants
  • Grant-writing workshops by NHLBI
Research Project and Grant Proposal Development
Monthly webinars, academic networking
Writing/Publishing Research Papers
Career Planning Interprofessional leadership and career development
Mentoring Training on mentoring best practices and strategies for supporting underrepresented faculty
Mentor Selection
  • Mentoring team includes local and national experts in HLBS health disparities research
  • Mentoring team identified by the end of SI 1
  • Mentors matched based on background, research interests and career goal
  • Mentor relationships evaluated regularly
Mentoring Process
  • Meet at least monthly and participate in webinars monthly
  • At least one lab visit
  • Meet at national meetings (at least one)
Ultimate Goal Submit grant application to acquire NHLBI-sponsored funding
Mid-Year Meeting Support, networking and detailed grant proposal feedback
Long-Term Follow-Up
  • Continued communication to develop grant, career and research
  • Evaluations
  • Periodic reunions
Program-Specific Topics
Ombudsman Internal Advisory Committee
Time Commitment/Duration
Duration: 1st SI ~ 2 weeks
Duration: 2nd SI ~ 1 weeks
Duration: Mid-Year ~ 2 days
Duration: Annual Meeting ~ 2-3 days
Dates: 1st SI – Cohort 4 (2015) June 8- June 19, 2015
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 4 (2016) June 20- June 24, 2016
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 5 (2016)

TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 5 (2017) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -

Cohort 6 (2017)

TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 6 (2018) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Workshop – Cohort 7 Summer, 2019
Category Advanced Health Disparities Training (AZ-P)

 

Category HBCU-PRIDE
# Trainees/Year 8
Aims as specified by individual programs
  • Provision of research training and mentoring by interdisciplinary faculty in the area of obesity health disparities
  • Manuscript and grant writing workshops to support research independence
  • Quarterly webinars, professional networking, and peer learning communities
  • On-going mentoring and research collaboration
  • Dynamic training in qualitative, quantitative and intervention development methods
  • Opportunity to attend and participate in a national obesity conference focused on obesity health disparities
  • Utilization of Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
  • HBCU PRIDE alumni network for ongoing training and support (post program completion)
Outcomes Submission of high quality grant applications to acquire NIH-sponsored funding
General Training Areas
Didactic and/or Laboratory Training Courses that are specific to training emphasis in each program
  • Health disparities and obesity
  • Evidence- and community-based obesity prevention and treatment interventions
  • Introduction to seminal obesity research studies
  • Multidisciplinary didactic curriculum
  • Measurement challenges in obesity
Research Design and Analysis
  • Research design
  • Methods and analysis
  • Data collection
  • Survey research
  • Participant recruitment and retention
Responsible Conduct of Research Training in Responsible Conduct of Research led by Dr. Elizabeth Heitman
Minority/Diversity
  • Introduction to Health Disparities
  • Interactive workshops regarding unique issue faced by underrepresented minority faculty conducting research, particularly in academic institutions with high teaching loads
  • Unique focus on HBCU environments
  • Theoretically-driven training program rooted in African American
Grant Writing Workshops/Training
  • Grant-writing panel discussion
  • NIH Grant writing workshop topics:
    • Idea development
    • Introduction to NIH grant application
    • NIH grant mechanisms
    • Grant preparation and submission process
    • Career development awards
    • R mechanism
    • Introduction to NIH study section and grant review process
    • NIH tools
Research Project and Grant Proposal Development
  • Ongoing manuscript and grant writing support
  • Research project concept development
  • Grant proposal development
  • Presentation forum and critiques
  • Mock study section
Monthly Support/Regular Networking Regular mentor/mentee communications and academic mentoring
Scientific Writing Writing/Publishing peer-reviewed scientific publications

Technical writing skills

Career Planning Career development, planning, and networking
Mentoring
  • Mentoring partnerships
  • Mentors participate in mentor training program
  • Improving mentee’s research skills
  • Tailored career development plans
  • Professional meetings with mentors
  • Promoting mentees for other professional development opportunities
  • Novel videos with mentoring advice
Mentor Selection Nationally respected obesity health disparity researches

Mentoring team established by end of first Summer Institute

Selection committee makes recommendations for mentoring team, if needed

One home institution mentor if possible, or a national leader

Mentoring Process Meetings in person, scheduled conference calls, webinars, and at national meetings

Regular email contact

Periodic monitoring by Program Administrator to assess mentoring process via conference calls

Ultimate Goal Submission of high quality grant applications to acquire NIH-sponsored funding
Mid-Year Meeting Support and mentoring

Individual meetings

Review of grant proposal ideas

Potential collaborations on manuscripts

Long-Term Follow-Up Evaluations

Quarterly discussion

Annual meeting

HBCU Alumni Program

Program-Specific Topics
Ombudsman Program Administrator

PRIDE Administrative Team

Coordination Core

Ensure confidentiality and comfort of mentees

Time Commitment/Duration
Duration: 1st SI ~ 10 days
Duration: 2nd SI ~ 5 days
Duration: Mid-Year ~ 2-3 week
Duration: Annual Meeting ~ 2-3 days
Dates: 1st SI – Cohort 4 (2015) July 19-August 01, 2015
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 4 (2016) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 4 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -Cohort 5 (2016) TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 5 (2017) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 5 TBA
Dates: 1st SI -Cohort 6 (2017) TBA
Dates: 2nd SI – Cohort 6 (2018) TBA
Dates: Mid-Year – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Meeting – Cohort 6 TBA
Dates: Annual Workshop – Cohort 7 Summer, 2019
Category HBCU-PRIDE

*This table represents the approximate content, structure and duration of each Summer Institute Program. Elements of each program are likely to change from year-to-year in response to the needs of the participating cohort. Please contact individual programs for more detail.

 

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