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May 10, 2019 - Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke (Assistant Director Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships) and Dr. Audrey Parangan-Smith (Assistant Director) shared their stories as keynote speakers at the 2019 Pacific Student Research Symposium. Drs. Uwaezuoke and Parangan-Smith discussed their life paths and role models in science, as well as their commitment to increasing diversity in STEM.
May 6, 2019 - Professor of Mathematics Federico Ardila, a member of the Faculty Agents of Change group, was awarded a 2019 Simons Fellowship to advance his international collaborations. Ardila is this year's only awardee from a non-Ph.D.-granting institution.
Feb. 7, 2019 - Research funded by SF BUILD and published in the journal Genetics was covered by the Atlantic, the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Dec. 17, 2018 - Patrick Monahan from SF State News interviews SF BUILD scholars Thai Hill, Jake Gibson, and Alexandra Shiffer.
Congratulation to Bethany Kristi Morin and her mentor, Dr. Joseph Chen for winning top poster award in microbiology at the 2017 ABRCMS conference!
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.
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.