Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)

NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York 

Summer Institute Dates:
Cohort 4 (Returning)
July 25 – 29, 2016
Cohort 5
July 17 – 29, 2016


Email questions to:
Project Coordinator

Principal Investigators:
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

Program Manager:
Ferdinand Zizi, MBA

Project Coordinator:
Laurel Belton, BA

The goal of the NYU Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Training Institute is to develop and sustain a network of minority faculty committed to pursuing careers in behavioral and sleep medicine targeted at cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction.

Specifically, the Summer Institute in Behavioral and Sleep Medicine will:

  • Select qualified minority scientists with great potential to contribute to current knowledge of behavioral models utilized to reduce risk of CV-related diseases.
  • Increase minority scholars’ knowledge, skills, and motivation to pursue an independent research program in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders.
  • Mentor PRIDE scholars to facilitate their transition as independent researchers. Scholars will be paired with successful, nationally recognized senior investigators with expertise in individually proposed research projects to receive guidance.
  • Provide scholars with intensive individualized training and guidance in grant writing and to acquaint them with the NIH review process to enhance their capacity for successful funding competition at the national level.

Scholars will participate in a guided Mock Study Section and will engage in reviewing proposals of their peers using NIH review criteria. Successful completion of this institute will establish a network of 36 trained minority faculty applying proven behavioral CVD risk reduction models to eliminate health disparities.


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