Dr. Brittany Smalls Chosen for Program Aimed at Increasing Diversity in Biomedical Research

Dr. Brittany Smalls, an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, has been selected as a Scholar in the 2017-2018 Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research Advanced Health Disparities Research Training program.

As a scholar for this program, Smalls will receive advanced training in an interprofessional environment that facilitates successful team science career development and contributes to decreases in health disparities through impactful research. This year-long mentoring experience will offer training that includes experiential skill development in grantsmanship, scientific writing strategies, epidemiological/bio-statistical methods and more.

PRIDE was established to provide junior faculty, from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, with opportunities to gain the knowledge and tools they need to carry out independent and meaningful research and advance their careers.

This initiative is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.