BUILD PODER

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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.

EOP Free Speech Event

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

EOP Free Speech Event Lede

EOP is proud to host its annual Free Speech Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Read more

 
Spotlights

BUILD PODER Student Wins First Place at CSUN AI Jam

May 15, 2018

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BP student Christina Saez and her teammates Vahe Esmaeili, Ryan Moradpour, and Victory Ramirez, won first place at the 2018 CSUN Artificial Intelligence Jam for their lab's research project, KLab’s Butterflies. After winning AI-Jam, Saez said that the group plans “on utilizing artificial intelligence to create realistic simulations for practical, individualized training.” Read more

BUILD PODER Fall 2017 Honor Roll

May 6, 2018

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Congratulations to BUILD PODER Scholars and Trainees who not only completed the rigors of their research, but also went above and beyond in their academic excellence.  Read more

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