SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) is a project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded Workforce program. SF BUILD is led by San Francisco State University in partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
NIH Diversity Supplement Event
UCSF is hosting a matchmaking event on Tuesday, January 19th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm PT for trainees who currently have or will have a bachelor's degree by June 2021 and who are eligible for an NIH-diversity supplement to meet UCSF investigators and discuss research opportunities funded through diversity supplements. Trainees who make a match will have the opportunity to join the UCSF PROPEL Program, which is a new post-baccalaureate program.
Over the summer, SF BUILD launched an 8-week course in basic bioinformatics coding for current NIH BUILD students nationwide. Under an online structured near-peer mentoring framework of masters students lead by Dr. Kala Mehta of USCF, each BRC scholar focused on COVID-19 and its impact on communities, particularly communities facing health disparities.
To enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce by transforming the teaching and research environments at SF State. We create engaging and supportive spaces where students and faculty can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Additionally, in partnership with UCSF, students and faculty receive training and mentoring to make significant contributions to biomedical research by asking innovative questions that are relevant to local communities.