Applications now open for STRIDE – Advancing Translational Research Workforce Diversity

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UW ICTR and the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) is excited to announce the launch of the Success Together Reaching Independence, Diversity, and Empowerment (STRIDE) program. STRIDE is a mentored career development program designed for early career faculty from groups underrepresented in the translational research workforce.

The program provides a supportive environment and training in mentorship, scientific writing, grantsmanship and networking. The program also provides an opportunity for scholars to connect with underrepresented institutional leaders. In addition to STRIDE training opportunities, scholars are eligible for ICTR-sponsored pilot awards and other related ICTR resources.  Olayinka Shiyanbola, PhD, BPharm, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and CCHE Associate Director, is the STRIDE Program Director. Shiyanbola notes,

I’m excited to have the opportunity to enrich our mission-central initiatives to advance diversity and inclusive excellence. As both a HELI alumnus and a former KL2 scholar, I know the impact of ICTR support on career success. The STRIDE program will provide a holistic approach to delivering that support.

The STRIDE program is made possible in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  For additional information about STRIDE, please contact Dr. Shiyanbola at or Terry Little at

To apply, visit STRIDE Program Application.
Applications are due September 1, 2022.