Junior Faculty Career Development to Increase Diversity in CV Health-Related Research

In a recent letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Frank Fabris, MS, et al., analyze the outcomes of mentees involved in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s research program aimed at increasing diversity in health-related research. The authors found that 63 percent of mentees submitted a total of 72 grants, of which 58 percent obtained 40 peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-NIH funding agencies. Further, the number of publications from mentees more than tripled after they completed the training. According to Fabris, et al., the “mentees have gained career development tools, an understanding of research methods, and confidence in their ability to pursue grant opportunities at NIH and elsewhere.” Read more.