SF BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity)

​The Legacy of SF BUILD: Counter Initiative Symposium and Gala 

Join us for a two-day event!


  • ​Thursday, June 6th, 2024 from 9am – 6pm PT 

  • ​Friday, June 7th, 2024 from 9am – 6pm PT  

​Gala: 6pm – 9pm PT 

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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Programs and Resources

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Student and Recent Grad Programs

Interested in training or research? Check out our programs for undergraduates, graduates, post-bacs, and recent grads.

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Faculty Programs

Interested in collaborating with SF BUILD projects and programs? Check out our faculty programs.

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Browse our collection of resources for students, faculty, and the community: literature, room reservations, and more.

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