PRIDE CVD-CGE Mentor Information

PRIDE Program in Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics & Epidemiology (CVD-CGE)

Faculty Mentoring

Mentoring is the single most important factor that contributes to academic success. Those with mentors are more likely to make timely progress toward their goals and careers. This collaboration allows mentees to meet the various challenges of their careers. Mentors are matched to mentees based on backgrounds and research interests and each mentee will have at least two Mentors.

Responsibilities of Mentors

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide support, direction, insight and assistance with writing grant proposals, beginning with SRPs, including study design, methods, analysis, and dissemination of results, including grantsmanship issues.
  • Attend and provide feedback at grant development sessions for mentees (primarily at lunch time).
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration, networking, and advancement through recommendations for committee membership and authoring scholarly review articles and book chapters.
  • Meet with the mentee and provide formal feedback on a continuous basis as the mentee develops research plans for SRP and grant proposals.
  • Work with the mentor team and provide sustained mentoring to the mentee.
  • Be committed to providing 3 Years of active mentorship, with follow up mentoring as needed to help the mentee develop an independent research program.
  • Spend 2-3 days with the mentee at a mid-year meeting to review and assist with revisions of written research plans.
  • Attend 2-3 day mentor networking and training meeting to be held in Bethesda, MD attended by all PRIDE Programs and NHLBI.

Leadership Committee* and Mentors at
Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine (WUSM) and
St. Louis University (SLU)

Mentor Department(s)
Ana Maria Arbelaez, MD, MSCI Pediatrics
F. Sessions Cole, III, MD Pediatrics
Victor Davila-Roman, MD, FACC, FASE* Cardiology
Abhinav Diwan, MD, FACC, FAHA* Cardiology
Lisa de las Fuentes, MD, MS, FAHA, FASE* Cardiology
Brian Gage, MD, MSc General Medical Sciences
Charles Gu, PhD Biostatistics
Andrew Heath, DPhil Psychiatry
Erik Herzog, PhD Biology
Ronald Krone, MD, FACC, FSCAI Cardiology
Kory Lavine, MD, PhD Cardiology
Pamela Madden, PhD Psychiatry
Michael Province, PhD* Genetics
Susan Racette, PhD* Physical Therapy
D.C. Rao, PhD* Biostatistics
Ken Schechtman, PhD Biostatistics
Katherine Stamatakis, PhD, MPH* Epidemiology, SLU
Ting Wang, PhD Genetics