Scholars will participate in a 2-year program that includes all-expenses paid intensive 2-week (year 1) and 1-week summer institute (year 2) and mid-year 2-day meeting at UC San Diego.
The FOCUS program is part of the PRIDE consortium of several NHLBI-funded Summer Institute Training Programs. In addition to the UC San Diego program requirements, the faculty will participate in a 3-day PRIDE Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. and actively engage with a mentoring team via on-site and conference call meetings.
|Summer Institute at UC San Diego||2 weeks||Structured curriculum with training in grant writing, professional development, mentorship, building mentoring teams, cardiovascular sciences seminars, and instruction in methodologies and research project development|
|Mid-year meeting (between Summer Institutes) at UC San Diego||2 days||Intensive work on grant preparation, research proposals, and research and career development plans with mentors and fellow scholars|
|PRIDE Annual Meeting in Washington DC||3 days||Scientific and networking meeting where mentees, mentors, principal investigators, and the NHLBI staff gather to engage in hands-on research skill building activities and to form collaborations across the different PRIDE programs|
|Mentor conference calls||1 hour/month||Work with mentors on RCAP, small research project proposal and an NIH or equivalent grant proposal|