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The application for the 2018-2019 BUILD PODER cohort is closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020, the application opens again on January 1, 2019.




BUILD PODER Celebrates Pi Day With CSUN

March 16, 2018

BUILD PODER staff member Alina Adamian hosts the BUILD PODER table. A female student looks into a microscope on the table.

To celebrate the significance of pi, an infinite mathematical constant also known as 3.14 and π, the Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, once again hosted its annual Pi Day celebration. Read more

Three Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions Available for Family Health Equity and Diversity Cluster Hire

February 19, 2018

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CSUN aims to create a cluster of faculty members formed to support interdisciplinary scholarship, under the umbrella of "Family Health Equity and Diversity." It is anticipated that these faculty will develop new areas of inquiry showing promise of future scholarly activity that places CSUN in a strategic position of strength in this area of human development, health, and the social sciences. Cluster faculty will be expected to engage in cross-departmental and/or cross-college interdisciplinary scholarship. Read more

March 2 Application Deadline to Join BUILD PODER's Fourth Cohort Approaches

February 19, 2018

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California State University, Northridge’s only social justice-based undergraduate biomedical research training program BUILD PODER is recruiting 75 new CSUN and community college students for its fourth cohort, to enter the program this summer. Students at CSUN and at one of BUILD PODER’s four community college pipeline partners—Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Pierce College, East Los Angeles College and Pasadena City College—majoring in the biological, life, health, physical and social sciences as well as engineering, computer science and math can apply online by 5 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Read more

Celebrating National Mentoring Month with #MyBUILDMentor!

January 17, 2018

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Mentorship can be a critical component in a young person’s life. A mentor empowers their mentee to make smart choices, putting them on the path to making good decisions in their career and in life. Mentoring is a central component in the National Institutes of Health’s national BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative, which trains undergraduates in biomedical research with the goal of diversifying the scientific research workforce... Read more

#MyBUILDMentor Spotlight - CSUN Biology Professor David Bermudes

January 17, 2018

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"In an effort to help the public and members of the Los Angeles Mycological Society (LAMS) identify what they find when they go mushroom hunting, California State University, Northridge biologyprofessor David Bermudes and mycologist Florence Nishida are co-teaching a monthly “Beginner Mushroom Identification” course, every third Monday at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology — the study of mushrooms and fungi." Read more


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