Faculty Participate in RISE Program

UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program Cohort 6 of which Drs. Bender and Asiodu took part.

headshots of Drs. Asiodu and Bender

UCSF School of Nursing Faculty, Drs. Ifeyinwa Asiodu and Melinda Bender were recently selected to take part in the UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program, one of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (NHLBI-PRIDE). RISE is a highly competitive, all-expenses-paid training opportunity for junior faculty who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. RISE is designed to train successful scientists and enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The program involves two intensive Summer Institutes focused on implementation science and career mentoring, which are hosted by UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations. Congratulations to Drs. Asiodu and Bender for being selected to the RISE program and for recently completing their first RISE summer institute.


Click here for more details about the program and how to apply. If you have additional questions about RISE, please contact [email protected]. RISE is funded through an NHLBI grant R25HL126146.