SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity)

SF BUILD 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).

Ongoing underrepresentation of some groups in the sciences limits the effectiveness of our nation's biomedical research workforce and constrains innovation and productivity in the scientific workforce.

To overcome these limitations, the mission of SF BUILD is 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 UC San Francisco (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.

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Two male students in a lab

AoC Fellows Program (Calls for Nominations)

The AoC Fellows Program provides funding opportunities for students who are engaged in biomedical research projects that impact community health. Open to undergrads, grad, post-bacs, and graduates up to 1 year.

An SF BUILD scholar holding a pipette to put substance in a petri dish while a peer observes.

BUILDing Bridges Program

SF BUILD BUILDing BRIDGES is a 1-year program to enhance diversity in the life, physical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences of the biomedical workforce.

Represent in science: SF BUILD celebrates first alumni PhD and former co-director turned Dean. Photos of: Teaster Baird, Jr., PhD, (left) and Juan Castillo, PhD (right).

SF BUILD celebrates first alumni PhD and former co-director turned Dean

Read about the exciting accomplishments of two SF BUILD community members—the first program alum to get a PhD and a university leadership appointment for a former SF BUILD co-lead.

Featured: The Story of Juan Castillo, an SF BUILD Experience

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