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).

UCSF Postbac Matchmaking Event 2022 (Register by 12/1)




UCSF is hosting their third virtual matchmaking event via Zoom. During the event, postbac candidates will be part of a series of 10-minute interviews with faculty of similar research interests. Additionally, trainees who make a match will have the opportunity to apply to the UCSF PROPEL Program which will provide research experience and scientific training to be competitive for admission into top-tier research-based PhD and MD programs.

Group photo of members from the LCOE APP program





UCSF LCOE Aspiring Physicians Program at SFSU (Apply by Feb 12, 2022)




A six-week intensive summer program where students participate in mentorship activities, professional development seminars, and medical school readiness workshops to gain confidence in attaining a career in medicine 

The LCOE APP at SFSU program is led by UCSF LCOE faulty Dr. Tomás Magaña and SFSU SF BUILD Liaison, Dr. Kelechi Uwaezuoke.

Group photo of members from the LCOE APP program





Institutional Transformation Papers



Publications written by or featuring current and former SF BUILD Faculty

World cloud containing phrases from SF BUILD publications





COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Webinar
On February 5, 2021, SF BUILD presented their COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Webinar via Zoom. Watch the video to hear the discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines—addressing accessibility to underserved communities, mRNA vaccine safety, community concerns, and more. The panel was followed by a Q&A from the audience.


Our Mission



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.







Remembering Shane Colombo,

beloved member of the SF BUILD community.



Read In Memoriam: Shane Colombo