The Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) initiative of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) aims to broaden the demographic profile of biomedical research by training junior faculty from under-represented backgrounds and/or with disabilities to advance their scientific careers and be more competitive for external research funding. Visit https://pridecc.wustl.edu/about to learn more about PRIDE.


Information for Upcoming Summer Institute I

Dates: August 15-25, 2022

Location: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, DO, DVM
  • Be research-oriented junior-level faculty or be a transitioning post-doctorate trainee
  • Transitioning means that you have or will have a formal faculty appointment by the time the first Summer Institute Program convenes
  • Be from an under-represented group (Latinx, African American, Native Americans or Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asian, Pakistani, individuals with disabilities, economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • Have a research focus centered on gender or age disparities of lung disease


COVID-19 Update

As of the current time, we anticipate operating the summer of 2022 PRIDE Summer Institute on campus. However, because of the unpredictability of the pandemic, we may need to run the program remotely. Please check this page for updates.



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AGOLD Leadership

Sonia C. Flores, PhD

Principal Investigator and Program Director

Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity and Justice, Department of Medicine

Ivana V. Yang, PhD

Principal Investigator

Professor, Colorado Center for Personalized Medic


Colleen Julian, PhD

Curriculum Director

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine


Jill R. Penafiel

Project Manager

Contact Us

Email: AGOLD@UCDenver.Edu

or call program coordinator Jill Penafiel



This is a program supported by NHLBI and hosted on campus but not a University program.