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**Notice to 2020-21 FOCUS Cohort Mentees and New Applicants**

Thank you for your interest / participation in the UC San Diego FOCUS Program. Your health and safety are top priorities for FOCUS. Given the current situation with the novel coronavirus, we have committed to offering the 2021 Summer Institutes as virtual programs to protect the health of our participants, mentors, instructors and staff while maximizing the career success of the participants. 

Supporting Long-Term Career Success for Cardiovascular Sciences Researchers

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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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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.

Submit your pre-application for the 2021-2022 FOCUS Program today!

APPLY FOR THE 2021-2022 FOCUS PROGRAM NOW