Assistant Professor Yamnia I. Cortés has been selected to participate in the 2019 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institute, a mentored research training initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

NHLBI’s PRIDE program seeks to increase the number of junior investigators from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those with disabilities, by preparing them to successfully compete for external funding for research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. There are nine programs consisting of up to 3 weeks of summer training for two consecutive summers, mentor-mentee partnerships, grantsmanship skills training, and the opportunity to compete for Small Research Project (SRP) for pilot funds.

Dr. Cortés will join the New York University (NYU) Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders (BSM) Institute (R25HL105444, PI: Jean-Louis, Ogedegbe), which focuses on careers in cardiovascular risk reduction and sleep disorders via implementation of translational behavioral models.

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