Obesity Health Disparities Research PRIDE Program

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Program Particulars

2018 dates

Details will be announced soon.


OHD PRIDE is a two-year training program that consists of four phases.
  • Phase I - Summer Session I: The initial phase of OHD PRIDE is an intensive 10-day face-to-face program composed of "advanced and refresher mini courses" in obesity research, data collection, data analysis, intervention development, and research methods as well as skill-enhancement sessions including scientific writing, journal publishing, grant application preparation, and the responsible conduct of research.
  • Phase II - Learning Communities: During this phase of OHD PRIDE, participants will be part of learning communities that reinforce lessons from the summer institute and provide support for the development and submission of scientific manuscripts and research grant applications. Learning communities will utilize conference calls and online learning platforms.
  • Phase III - Summer Session II: This phase of OHD PRIDE will be held in conjunction with a national research conference where participants will make formal presentations summarizing the research conducted during the research training period and attend advanced workshops on scientific writing, journal publishing, grant preparation, and mock study sections.
  • Phase IV - The OHD PRIDE Alumni Network: Participants who complete the OHD PRIDE program will automatically become members of a professional network that will host quarterly seminars covering topics associated with career advancement; be a conduit of research opportunities; and be a source of peer-mentoring and social support.