The PRIDE (Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research) program is a research career advancing training opportunity funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Nine unique PRIDE Institutes were recently funded across the United States. These mentored research programs address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and climbing the academic ranks.
The PRIDE-Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders program at Augusta University (FTG-PRIDE) aims to enhance basic and clinical/translational research skills using functional and translational genomics techniques. The goal of this program is to train junior-level faculty to do research related to blood disorders such a hemoglobinopathies, white blood cell and platelet diseases.
Provide opportunity for Mentees to compete for Small Research Project pilot funding to support future extramural grant applications.
The PRIDE program is funded by NHLBI from 2019-2023. Three cohorts of mentees were recruited to each institute. The next PRIDE-FTG Summer Institute will be held from July 15-31, 2019.