Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Cohort of PRIDE.

The deadline for Application submission is March 1, 2015.

A notice has just been published revising the date that new biosketch format must be used.  It is now required for submissions on or after May 25.

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This is to alert you of a recent NIH Notice regarding the new biosketch format.  All applications, including training grant and career development applications, are required to use the new format beginning with January 25, 2015 submissions.  Please pass this along to your trainees and interested colleagues.

There are two biosketch forms:

  1. General: for ALL applications (except fellowships)
  2. Fellowship (+R36 +Diversity Supplement)

NIH Notice:

Biosketch forms:

Biosketch FAQs:

Rock talk blog:

If you have questions, please direct your inquiries to the Office of Extramural Research contact provided in the Notice.

Phone: 301-435-0714

Hot off the press – the Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01) has just been released.



Two differences from the previous RFA;

  • Two due dates per year instead of one – the first due date is February 18, 2015, followed by October 15, 2015.
  • All due dates may be found in the RFA.

·         Unlike previous K01 Diversity RFAs, this does not include a “Re-entry” component.



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Good News!  The K-award payline was recently increased from a priority score of 25 to 30.

See link for current paylines: Current Paylines


Posted Date: 10/29/2014

Dearest PRIDE family,

We have a health disparities position open at Penn State in our Department of Health Policy and Administration (  It’s actually 1 of 5 positions that are part of a cluster hire on health disparities in our College of Health and Human Development ( in the departments of nutrition, biobehavioral health, kinesiology in addition to our HPA department.

Perhaps one of the positions interests you, or is appropriate for a senior PhD candidate or postdoc, but please share widely with your health disparities colleagues who have mentored the next generation of outstanding health disparities researchers.




Patricia Y. Miranda, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Demography
College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University

Job Description in PDF


Posted Date: 10/28/2014

Dear NHLBI Investigators:

This email is to bring to your attention about an administrative supplement funding opportunity for eligible grants and contracts. The program is “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research .  Please explore the link and then contact us with any questions.

The overall goal is to increase the diversity of individuals in biomedical research workforce by providing training opportunities to individuals.  The NHLBI is committed to providing research opportunities to support qualified, eligible candidates, with additional funding, to work in your group under your appropriate mentorship.  Opportunities are available for candidates from the high school through junior investigator levels.

The Research Supplements Program is of particular interest to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).   If we may be of assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to working with you!





Nara Gavini, PhD. MPhil.
Chair, Diversity Programs Working Group
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Two Rockledge Center, Suite 9093
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7913
Bethesda, Maryland  20892


Posted Date: 10/01/2014

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a clinically experienced medical physicist in diagnostic radiology physics with specialization in MRI. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will primarily involve support of MRI clinical operations, QA, safety, and ACR Accreditation; however, the position will also involve support of other diagnostic imaging activities such as acceptance testing; QA surveys on all types of radiological equipment, new equipment specification and evaluation, image quality assurance, radiation dosimetry, and computerized data analysis. This position may involve some research and resident teaching.

The qualifications for this position include: Ph.D. degree or D.Sc. in medical physics or related field and at least five years of experience working with both MRI and radiological imaging equipment. American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) Certification in Diagnostic Radiology Physics is required with ABMP certification in MRI physics being preferred. The candidate should either be licensed in Medical Physics – Diagnostic Radiology in New York State or must be eligible and committed to become licensed within 12 months. The candidate for this position must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively cooperate with and train medical staff.

Columbia University Medical Center consists of a main campus with a 1300 beds hospital located in Manhattan, a community hospital and a number of satellite medical offices. The imaging equipment consists of 13 MRI units, 10 CT scanner, 4 PET/CT scanners, 2 SPECT/CT, 11 special procedures suites, 25 fixed Radiography and R/F rooms, 8 digital mammography units, and a large number of mobile radiographic units, mobiles fluoroscopy units, and ultrasound units.  In total there are more than 150 X-ray tubes.

The diagnostic radiology physics group is comprised of three Ph.D.’s and three M.S. level physicists. ACR accreditation is maintained for mammography, MRI, ultrasound, and CT. Most of the equipment and facilities were recently modernized.

Please visit our online application site at for further information about this position and in order to submit your application. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement indicates that the candidate will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.


Posted Date: 09/26/2014

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: Psychology and Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Computer Science, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We anticipate that the appointment will begin August 2015. The Institute seeks to build on its strengths in human behavioral, quantitative, and statistical genetics. Successful candidates may include, but are not limited to, individuals whose research on human genetics utilizes whole-genome data in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: statistical genetics; behavioral/psychiatric genetics; genetic epidemiology; population genetics; computational biology. Appointees will participate in the research and teaching missions of both the Institute and their academic department.

Minimum requirements are a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3 to 5 sample research papers, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application materials are accepted electronically at (job posting number F01771).  Application review will begin October 15, 2014, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Matt Keller at, information about the Institute for Behavioral Genetics can be found at The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all finnal applicants being considered for employment.


Posted Date: 09/26/2014


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