APS STRIDE: Promoting Diversity Through Research Experiences and Professional Socialization The APS STRIDE project will help undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in biomedicine to 1) increase their understanding of and exposure to careers in biomedical research, 2) experience biomedical research in an NHLBI-related area, 3) develop their research and presentation skills, and 4) become part of the professional research community (professional socialization). Students who complete the first year of the STRIDE program will be able to apply for a second year of funding. Toward this end, APS will recruit students nationwide from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities to work with researchers in NHLBI mission areas (cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research). Students will complete not only a summer research experience and professional development activities on their campus, but also interactive, online activities with students nationwide, exploring career options, responsible conduct of research, structuring research studies, and developing and presenting research posters. As a professional society, APS will also help students understand how professional societies can help to support and develop their skills and careers, provide a professional network of colleagues for collaboration and mentoring, and serve as an advocate for them as both student and researcher. The expected impacts of the project include: increases in the overall number of underrepresented students participating in biomedicine;development of critical research, presentation, and writing skills by STRIDE Fellows;development of a professional network of support and encouragement among Fellows and experienced researchers;and increased understanding of and interest in biomedical careers among the target group students. APS will survey students periodically after their fellowship to track their career development and long- term program impacts.

Public Health Relevance

APS STRIDE: Promoting Diversity Through Research Experiences and Professional Socialization With the urgent need for research on diseases such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders research, the need to attract and retain future biomedical researchers is acute. Toward that end, building career interest and research skills among students from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedicine (e.g., from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities) is critical to the future of US health. The APS STRIDE project will help undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in biomedicine to 1) increase their understanding of and exposure to careers in biomedical research, 2) experience biomedical research in an NHLBI-related area, 3) develop their research and presentation skills, and 4) become part of the professional research community (professional socialization). Research experiences are pivotal in the development of future scientists and the STRIDE program will facilitate the career development of a new generation of biomedical researchers.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25HL115473-02
Application #
8534813
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1-CSR-F (M1))
Program Officer
Carlson, Drew E
Project Start
2012-08-21
Project End
2017-01-31
Budget Start
2013-02-01
Budget End
2014-01-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$170,640
Indirect Cost
$12,640
Name
American Physiological Society
Department
Type
DUNS #
064856685
City
Bethesda
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
20814