BUILD PODER

BUILD PODER

Welcome to BUILD PODER!

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research (PODER) is a large undergraduate biomedical research training program established in 2014 by a $22 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Under the auspices of the NIH Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), BUILD PODER is one of ten NIH-funded BUILD sites that train undergraduates to become biomedical researchers. Along with the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC), BUILD sites coordinate their activities and data to develop a national database of best practices.

Why PODER? 
PODER stands for Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research. Poder also means “power” or “to be able to" in Spanish. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT), we focus on social justice and reducing health disparities in communities. CRT is the basis for many programmatic activities including the student Summer JumpStart program and faculty mentor training. At BUILD PODER, we believe that when we diversify the biomedical workforce, researchers will generate innovative and relevant research questions, methods, and interpretations that will lead to health equity. 

BUILD PODER is sustained by the formation of a new Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center that supports 4 cluster-hired faculty members and postdoctoral scholars in engaging undergraduates in biomedical research.

 
Spotlights

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

Build Poder Logo Lead

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

Pages

Subscribe to Latest News