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Supporting Long-Term Career Success for Cardiovascular Sciences Researchers


UC San Diego Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) is a member of the NIH Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) initiative, committed to research education and mentoring of early-career faculty underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. The program is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and is a one year commitment with multiple travel requirements for face-to-face training and meetings.

  • Upcoming Opportunity | FOCUS is hosting free public scientific seminars on January 20, 2021. The talks will be given by two FOCUS alumni, Drs. Miguel Lopez-Ramirez and Daniela Valdez-Jasso from the 2019-2020 cohort. For more information about the event and to register for the webinar, click here.

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Ready to Apply?

Jump start your career with FOCUS. Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the pre-application form on the PRIDE Coordination Core website. If you meet the eligibility criteria for participation, we will ask for a full application.

The pre-application for the 2021-2022 FOCUS Program is open! Appy by March 1, 2021.