​​​​​Supporting Long-Term Career Success for Cardiovascular Sciences Researchers

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Applications for the FOCUS program are now being accepted! The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. See program information below, and review "Why Apply," "Expectations," "Eligibility," and "Research Tracks & Mentors​" pages for additional information.

Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the application using the link below. If you have any questions, reach us at hsfacaffairs@ucsd.edu.

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.

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Applications Now Open!

Jump start your career with FOCUS! Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the pre-application form on the PRIDE Coordination Center (CC) website by March 1​st​. If you meet the eligibility criteria for participation, we will ask for a full application.

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