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Study reveals the hidden contributions of women to science

Feb. 7, 2019 - Research funded by SF BUILD and published in the journal Genetics was covered by the Atlanticthe San Francisco Chronicle, and KCBS. In the study, researchers showed that female programmers made substantial contributions to the field of theoretical population genetics — but historically, they were often mentioned only in acknowledgements sections of research papers rather than being credited as authors. Co-author and SF State Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs received funding for the research through the SF BUILD Faculty Agents of Change group to implement a collaborative research model for undergraduate students. All seven of the students she worked with, now SF State alumni, are co-authors on the paper.

Changemakers: A Step Towards Better Health

Dec. 3, 2018 - Eric Johnson (M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, SFSU 2018) speaks to SF State Magazine about the PASITO project and the importance of community in research.

Feature article dives deep into SF BUILD's approach to building diversity 

Oct. 8, 2018 — Lead Principal Investigator Leti Márquez-Magaña and SF State students Khanh Tran, Imani Davis and Sergio Ramirez talk to Undark Magazine about several SF BUILD initiatives.

Lead testing project in the spotlight

May 21, 2018 — An SF BUILD-funded collaboration between students at SF State and Life Academy High School in East Oakland was covered by ABC7 and the San Francisco Examiner, as well as being featured in SF State Magazine’s “Changemakers” section.

SF State students bring expressive writing to STEM

March 8, 2018 — In a KQED article, SF State students Imani Davis, Isela Hernandez and Khanh Tran share their story working alongside chemistry professor and SF BUILD Curriculm Transformation Lead Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles to develop SEEP (Self-Empowering Expressive Purpose).

SF BUILD focuses on new faculty in push for inclusive classrooms

Feb. 20, 2018 — An SF State News article details SF BUILD's faculty training program to combat stereotype threat, featuring Lead Principal Investigator Leticia Márquez-Magaña.

SF BUILD scientists address health disparities at symposium

Oct. 23, 2017 — Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña and members of the HER (Health Equity Research) Lab present their reseach and discuss how diversifying the biomedical workforce can lead to reductions in health disparities.


Scholar Update:

Students combine science and social consciousness

Dec. 17, 2018 - Patrick Monohan from SF State News interviews SF BUILD scholars Thai Hill, Jake Gibson, and Alexandra Shiffer.

Featured Scholar: Bethany Morin

Congratulation to Bethany Kristi Morin and her mentor, Dr. Joseph Chen for winning top poster award in microbiology at the 2017 ABRCMS conference!

Maria Contreras: BUILD Scholar Uses Research Success as Weapon Against Stereotype Threat

Along with supporting research and career development activities, SF BUILD offers education and training to assist students and their faculty mentors, in creating a productive research environment, and maintaining a healthy mentor/mentee relationship.

SF BUILD Scholar Prepared For Challenges Of Graduate Programs

This spring, the first cohort of SF BUILD Scholars received letters of acceptance to top graduate programs across the country. Being accepted into graduate school is a milestone in the lives of these SFSU students and great news for SF BUILD faculty and staff at SFSU and UCSF who have been working to prepare these students for the next step in their biomedical science careers.

 


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