Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York 

Summer Institute Dates:
Cohort 5 (Returning)
July 23 – 28, 2017
Cohort 6
July 16 – 28, 2017


E-mail questions to:
Frank Fabris, BS

Principal Investigator:
Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, FAHA

Program Manager:
Frank Fabris, BS

Program Coordinator:
Kaliah Price

The goal of the PRIDE-CVD Summer Institute at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is to instruct scientists/clinicians in multidisciplinary approaches to research in cardiovascular health disparities.  The PRIDE-CVD has been in existence for 10 years and has trained 63 scholars to date.  PRIDE-CVD is uniquely defined by:

  1. Its partnership with minority-led community-based organizations with expertise on health disparities
  2. The living laboratory of Brooklyn, New York, an urban setting in which to conduct health disparities and CVD research
  3. A well renowned faculty roster with a high number of minority members
  4. A historical context providing eight years of experience in training and supporting minority scholars

PRIDE-CVD will continue to contribute significantly to improving the pool of highly-capable minority professionals in cardiovascular health research. PRIDE-CVD will continue to build on this success and years of experience via the following specific aims:

  1. To select qualified underrepresented scientists and clinicians who have potential to contribute to the state of current knowledge in cardiovascular disease research
  2. To train a diverse group of scientists in multidisciplinary research methods to address cardiovascular health disparities
  3. To Mentor program participants with the goal of helping them submit a research grant application
  4. To provide underrepresented scientists with intensive individualized training and guidance in grant writing and peer review in order to enhance their capacity for success in their research careers

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Topics covered during the Summer Institute include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Health Disparities
  • Grant Workshops
  • Research Design, Methods and Analysis
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Cultural Competency
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Career Development
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Faculty.


PRIDE Coordination Core
Washington University in St. Louis
Division of Biostatistics
660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8067
St. Louis, MO 63110






Initiated and Funded by grant from the
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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