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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.

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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.

We have concluded the 2021-2022 participant recruitment. Please contact if you would like to be notified when the next application cycle begins.

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