The Programs to Increase Diversity (PRIDE) are gearing up to welcome over 70 new matriculates through the doors of the seven program sites:

  • Advanced Health Disparities Training (AHD)
  • Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)
  • Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology (CGE)
  • Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)
  • Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders (FTG)
  • Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

We are looking forward to a very successful 2015 Summer Institute!

If you would like to be contacted when applications are being accepted for the Cohort 5 Summer Institute in 2016, please click to complete the Contact for Future Cohort online form.

The Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new call for proposals (CFP attached).

This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic: Round 9 grants (Deadline for concept papers: June 24, 2015 and August 12, 2015 (3PM Eastern)) and New Connections grants (deadline for concept papers: July 1, 2015 (3PM Eastern)). More information is available at the website as well:

Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues who may be interested in this funding opportunity as well.

[Posted 5/11/2015]

Apr 242015

Click to view this year’s Diversity Grant information. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

[Posted 4/24/2015]

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Seeking Associate/Full Professor Level Faculty in Cancer Epidemiology:

The Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine ( and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center ( seek to fill a position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Cancer Epidemiology. The candidates should have a strong record of publications and research funding. The successful candidate will have a significant national reputation for research excellence. All areas of research are invited; however, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in methodology and collaborative research.

Read more:
web page
downloadable pdf

[Posted 4/24/2015]

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute logo

Future Opportunities

Medical Officer

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), Bethesda, MD will be searching for a Medical Officer (Family Medicine, Internist or Cardiologist) who will work on outcome studies in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

The position will be located in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch (CAPB), which supports, conducts, and initiates population, community, and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases. CAPB research areas include but are not limited to obesity, physical activity, behavior-oriented trials, health service research, cardiovascular risk prevention through the lifespan and comparative effectiveness trials. There will also be opportunities to work in other branches of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Read more: web page or pdf

[Posted 4/20/2015]

Helping Minority Ph.D.’s in STEM: Something’s Working

By Lee Gardner

Samuel Attoh, dean of the Graduate School at Loyola U. Chicago, created dissertation boot camps for Ph.D. candidates and set aside grant funds specifically for students who are close to completing their degrees but who are running out of money.

Earning a Ph.D. in a STEM field is meant to be challenging, but data has shown it can be especially so for minority students. While universities have had some success in diversifying their STEM graduate ranks in recent years, completion rates for Ph.D. candidates who are African-American, Latino, Native American, or Alaska Native have lagged behind those of their white counterparts.

A report released on Tuesday by the Council of Graduate Schools offers some good news: Seven-year Ph.D. completion rates for minority students at institutions surveyed rose by 5 percent from 1996 to 2005, the most recent cohort it examined. That means that something the universities are doing is working.

Read more.

[Posted 4/14/2015]

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University invites applications for a clinical faculty position in Body Imaging. Position requires fellowship or comparable experience in body imaging (chest, abdomen, pelvis, and vascular imaging) and board certification or eligibility in diagnostic radiology. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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[Posted 5/8/2015]

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 imaging physics. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will include acceptance testing; quality assurance survey; calibration measurements on all types of radiological equipment; new equipment specification and evaluation; image quality assurance; radiation safety operations; radiation dosimetry; and computerized data analysis. The position primarily involves clinical medical physics support of diagnostic x-ray imaging modalities to maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. This position may also involve some resident teaching as well as healthcare staff training and education.

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[Posted 3/27/2015]

Gates – Simons Foundation: Faculty Scholar awards for early career scientists –

Deadline July 28

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation would like to call your attention to a joint national competition for grants to outstanding early career scientists as Faculty Scholars. Awardees will receive a five-year, non-renewable grant whose size will be based on several factors, including the amount of external funding the scientist has at the time of the grant. The grants will range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year for direct costs. There are no limits on the number of applicants or awardees from any eligible institution, and candidates apply directly without an institutional nomination. Both basic researchers and physician scientists are welcome in this open competition. HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Simons Foundation encourage applications from women and minorities under-represented in the biomedical and biological sciences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, see

We appreciate your help in distributing this announcement to departmental colleagues and others at your institution to whom this may be of interest. Please direct questions to

For more information:

[Posted: 3/24/2015]

Feb 052015

The Office of Extramural Research has just released a Request for Information” (RFI) to solicit input from the research community on development of an “emeritus award.” They want to explore how senior investigators can contribute and “hand off” their skills in the form of mentorship, partnerships, skills development, etc. to junior and other investigators.

Please see a brief description of the idea in Rock Talk and the RFI here.

Responses are due by March 6.


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