Our Programs

If you are interested in training or research, check out our programs below.

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Did you know? SF BUILD enables students from underrepresented groups in science to draw from their unique personal experiences to successfully pursue a career in biomedical research. This includes investigating biomedical research questions relevant to local communities while engaging in “giving back” research and engaging with successful role models and their contributions to local communities to help increase motivation for a career in biomedical research.

For Undergraduates

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SF BUILD Scholar Program

SF BUILD gives San Francisco State University students interested in biomedical research the opportunity to become a San Francisco (SF) BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) scholar. We believe that everyone "brings something to the table" from their personal experiences that can be used to benefit and strengthen our communities. In partnership with UC San Francisco (UCSF), SF BUILD scholars investigate biomedical research questions that are of interest to them and relevant to local communities. Through a variety of activities, SF BUILD scholars receive support to integrate personal strengths, develop strong research skills, and pursue academic and professional goals.

Apps are now open till March 1, 2022.

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BUILD Research Collaboratory

BRC is a six-week course in basic bioinformatics coding open to current NIH BUILD students nationwide. The 2021 summer experience used an online structured near peer mentoring framework. Each trainee was a part of a small mentoring group, learned basic R coding, and examined research questions. The theme for the 2021 Summer VBRC is COVID-19 resilience and resistance.

Apps are currently closed.

For Graduates & Post-Baccalaureates

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SF BUILD BUILDing Bridges Program

The Bridges Program aims to support post-bacs' and graduate students' transition from undergrad to graduate/professional school in the biomedical field (e.g. Master’s, PhD, MD/PhD, MD, MPH).

Apps are currently closed.

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CIRCLE Training Program

Open to senior undergrads, post-bacs, and graduate students. The goal of the CRC training program is to prepare a more diverse pool of applicants for the clinical research enterprise.

Applications now open until March 15, 2022!