Research and Sponsored Programs - 2018

Centers & Institutes Directory

Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake

College: College of Health and Human Development

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Recognized locally and nationally for excellence in boating and water safety education, the Center offers credit, non-credit and community service programs to teach students the skills and knowledge to be safe whenever they are in, on, or near the water. 

Director: Nathan Martin

Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS)

Division: Academic Affairs

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ARCS' vision is to be an international leader in education, research, and commercialization regarding increasingly autonomous (IA) systems. In order to achieve its vision, ARCS will use a convergence research model to build a multidisciplinary STEAHM workforce prepared to have major and lasting societal impacts. ARCS will substantially increase CSUN institutional research capacity by supporting scholarship across campus and fostering partnerships with federal agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, other universities and colleges, and local businesses. 

Director: Nhut Ho

Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation

College: David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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The Institute promotes advanced education in the area of taxation through the support of a skills-based, practice-oriented Master of Science in Taxation degree program; supports professional growth and development of students pursuing a career in the field of taxation; facilitates the pursuit of scholarly projects in the field of taxation; and facilitates service learning opportunities for our students in taxation through partnerships with community organizations.

Director: Rafi Efrat

Center for Asian Finance and Business Research

College:  David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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The purpose of the Center for Asian Finance and Business Research is to: 1) Facilitate the pursuit of scholarly projects and publications related to Asian finance and business; 2) Provide professional and advisory services to faculty, students, and community through seminars, visiting Asia, internships, independent studies, and training programs; 3) Promote exchange of Asian finance and business information through creating databases, working papers, published papers, websites, visiting research fellows and newsletters; 4) Increase our local, nationwide, and global presence through research papers, seminars, forums, workshops, and conferences; and, 5) Conduct research that leads to a better understanding of the dynamic business relationship between the US and Asian countries.

Director: Yanbo Jin

Center for Assessment, Research & Evaluation (CARE)

Division:  Academic Affairs

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Center for Assessment, Research & Evaluation (CARE)

2024

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CARE's mission is to design and conduct evaluations of extramurally and intramurally funded projects for faculty, staff and academic/administrative campus units; procure new extramural funds through grants and contracts; and provide assessment, research, and evaluation services/opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and the surrounding community. 

Director: Andrew Ainsworth

Center for Biological Physics

College:  College of Science and Mathematics

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Center for Biological Physics

2021

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The goal of the Center for Biological Physics is to facilitate biological physics research at CSUN. The center will be active in state of the art computational approaches to modeling biological systems, in combination with biophysical experiments. Specific research interests of the center include the study of supramolecular systems, molecular dynamics simulations of drug binding, modeling of cardiac dynamics, and single-cell biophysics. The center will actively foster collaborations between faculty involved in biophysics research in the Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics departments. The center will actively promote student engagement by employing outreach activities to attract undergraduate and graduate students to participate in biological physics research.

Director: Miroslav Peric

Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology

College:  College of Science and Mathematics

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Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology

2021

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The Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology is a 30 year umbrella for Oppenheimer programs that enhance worldwide recognition of CSUN's contributions to student research training and K-12 research through publications and presentations in these areas. 

Director: Steven Oppenheimer

Center for Digital Humanities

College:  College of Humanities

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Center for Digital Humanities

2022

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The purpose of the Center for Digital Humanities is to provide a home to a group of faculty and students interested in exploring the many facets of Digital Humanities. The Center seeks to serve the university, the immediate community, and society at large through: 1) Research using digital methods and digital technologies; 2) Dissemination of research, especially through digital media; and, 3) Inquiry into the impact of the digital in today's society.

Director: Scott Kleinman

Center for Engineering and Computer Science Research and Education

College:  Engineering and Computer Science

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Center for Engineering and Computer Science Research and Education

2025

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The two primary goals of the Center are 1) the promotion of engineering and computer science research, development and services, and 2) the promotion of the Honors Co-Op program.

Director: Houssam Toutanji

Center for Financial Planning & Investment

College:  David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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Center for Financial Planning & Investment

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The Center promotes and develops financial planning and investment education to better prepare our students for careers in the financial planning and investing industry, for life-long learning, and for service to their communities. 

Director: G. Michael Phillips

Center for Geospatial Science and Technology

College:  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Center for Geospatial Science and Technology

2022

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The purpose of the Center for Geospatial Science and Technology is to foster geographical research through funded research projects and community service. The primary goals of the Center are to support the strategic goals of the College for Social and Behavioral Sciences. As such, the Center will carry out the following activities: 1) Develop ties with the community by providing expertise in various research areas associated with mapping, spatial analysis, and GIS; 2) Provide opportunities for professional engagement among students; and, 3) Commit to continuous improvement of the student experience though high impact learning practices.

Director: Danielle Bram

Center for Partnerships for Educational Reform

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Center for Partnerships for Educational Reform

2021

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The purpose of the Center for Partnerships for Educational Reform is to engage in collaborative partnerships with international institutions of higher education, schools, school districts, school families and clusters, county offices of education, and other organizational units, as appropriate. These partnerships are cooperatively designed to support faculty research, professional development, provide service and support to examine, renew, and restructure efforts to improve educational experiences and outcomes for all students. Conferences, workshops, seminars, and other types of educational outreach may also be funded by the Center to develop or improve department and international programs and to provide a service to the College or community. 

Director: Miguel Ceja

Center for Recreation and Tourism

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Center for Recreation and Tourism

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The Center collaborates with local schools, parks and recreation centers to organize educational events that bring together children, families and CSUN faculty and student specialists for fun, recreation and play. Groups explore the nature of play and its effect on lifestyle, health, and interpersonal dynamics. Learning techniques strengthen caring, communication, problem solving, and negotiation.

Director: Alan Wright

Center for Research & Innovation in Elementary Education

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Center for Research & Innovation in Elementary Education

2021

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The Center's vision is to support faculty engagement in ongoing professional development and training, as well as research, creative and scholarly activities, and community service programs that benefit the department, college, university, and its local community. 

Director: Mira Pak

Center for Research, Development, and Services in Educational Psychology & Counseling

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Center for Research, Development, and Services in Educational Psychology & Counseling

2025

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The purpose of the Center is to serve as a training site providing graduate students enrolled in the Educational Psychology and Counseling programs with training, supervision, and field experiences in psychotherapy with members of the communities surrounding CSUN. The Center also provides opportunities for CSUN faculty to engage in applied research and publications.

Director: Deborah Buttitta

Center for Results in Education and Employment for Deaf Students

Division:  Student Affairs 

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Center for Results in Education and Employment for Deaf Students

2024

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The Center goals, objectives and activities have been designed to produce long-term outcomes to reduce long-standing systemic obstacles for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing who come from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds, or who have co-occurring disabilities. Through high quality and innovative activities including national leadership, technical assistance, personnel development, research and technology, the center seeks to have a significant impact on the transition of deaf and hard of hearing students to meaningful postsecondary opportunities that result in fulfilling, productive careers.

Director: Catherine McLeod

Center for Risk and Insurance

College:  David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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Center for Risk and Insurance

2022

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The Center's purpose is to provide scholarships and promote curriculum development and the provision of innovative educational programs; promote the professional growth and development of faculty, students, and professionals in the fields of risk and insurance; increase communication among faculty, students, and professionals in the insurance field; support the pursuit of scholarly projects and publications related to risk and insurance; and serve as an educational resource for the students and faculty at CSUN. 

Director: David Russell

Center for Southern California Studies

College:  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Center for Southern California Studies

2023

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The Center was established to provide research, education, and service on public policy issues facing Southern California. Driven by the goal of achieving well-informed public policy decisions, the Center offers diverse programs that facilitate pathways to productive policy dialogue aimed at building community capacity and participation.

Director: Boris Ricks

Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas

College:  College of Humanities

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Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas

2022

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The Center is devoted to the principle that education is the basis for solutions to societal tensions. The purpose of CESPA is to promote interest in and knowledge of peoples descendent of Latin American communities, whether of Latino/a, Asian, European, African or indigenous origins, within the US and south of the border, through service learning, student and faculty research. CESPA also promotes faculty and public intellectual workshops, symposia, conferences, and lectures.

Director: Alicia Estrada

Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity

2023

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The main goal of the Center of Achievement is to provide top quality long-term adapted exercise programs for people with special needs while demonstrating excellence in community service, academic programs and clinical research.

Director: Taeyou Jung

Center on Disabilities

Division:  Student Affairs

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Center on Disabilities

2024

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The Center on Disabilities is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where people of all abilities have the chance to achieve their goals and experience success. Through excellent training and research, we nurture learning and innovation to improve the world for people with disabilities.

Director: Sandy Plotin

Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI)

College:  College of Humanities

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Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI)

2021

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CARPI is the result of diligent efforts by CSUN students, CAS faculty and Central American community organizations for the purpose of developing research, policy and knowledge supporting the socioeconomic, cultural and civic development of the transnational Central American community. Policy and academic research includes issues of common concern such as immigration, civil society, economic development, and cultural identity of Central Americans. 

Director: Stephanie Lemus

Child and Family Studies Center @ CSUN

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Child and Family Studies Center @ CSUN

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The CFSC is an educational setting for young children from the community, and their families, whose goal is to secure strong relationships between home and school. As an instructional unit and research laboratory, we strive to promote the professional growth of the university students, faculty, and staff.

Director: Christa Dunlap

The China Institute

College:  College of Humanities

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The China Institute

2025

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The goal of the Institute is to promote a better understanding of the Chinese culture and to strengthen the friendship between American and Chinese peoples. Specifically, the purposes and functions of the Institute are to: 1) Facilitate and coordinate ongoing and potential CSUN activities involving teaching, learning, and research related to Chinese institutions and individuals; 2) Draw together the expertise of the faculty of the university and other experts in the critical study, research and teaching of Chinese studies; 3) Promote linkages between Institute activities and those in the CSUN academic program concerned with China; 4) Assist Chinese students, faculty and others seeking to establish contact with the CSUN academic community; and, 5) Support and coordinate research and publication through special courses, seminars, and lectures; the compilation of data and bibliographies; communication activities concerning Chinese studies; and other such activities as may be appropriate to the purpose of the Institute. 

Director: Weimin Sun

Consumer Resource Center

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Consumer Resource Center

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The purpose of the Consumer Resource Center is to provide consumer education and personal financial mentoring to the visitors. The Center serves as a service-learning facility to promote consumer and financial literacy through campus service activities and community outreach. The Center also provides the learning-centered opportunities to the students through lectureship, seminars, workshops, and peer financial mentoring. 

Director: Yi "Tom" Cai

DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement

College:  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement

2023

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The mission of the Dubois-Hamer Institute is to promote student success through community and campus partnerships. We cultivate active and collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff and students across the CSUN campus community; work with local groups and organizations in Los Angeles County; and provide service to cultural and educational institutions in the community.

Director: Cedric Hackett

Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

College:  Engineering and Computer Science

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Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

2024

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The purpose of the Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is to promote and foster applied research and programs in engineering innovation and entrepreneurship for students, faculty, and other stakeholders who are deemed to be associated with the Center. Additionally, the Center will also be responsible for offering students, faculty, and members of the community non-credit academic instruction in various topics related to engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. The director and other faculty involved with the Center may also provide services to businesses (particularly startups) in the region as these businesses are referred to the Center by local incubators for advice related to startup operations. Lastly, the Center will also plan events around engineering innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of students, faculty, and members of the larger community.

Director: Vidya Nandikolla

Entertainment Industry Institute

CollegeMike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

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Entertainment Industry Institute

 2024

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The purpose of the Entertainment Industry Institute is to promote, coordinate, and support engagement between CSUN and the Entertainment Industry; support the development of innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary programs by bringing together expertise and perspectives from interested campus and industry partners; help students to realize their educational goals in preparation for careers in the entertainment industry; promote the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication as a center for research and creative activity related to the entertainment industry; serve as a resource for development efforts in the college and campus-wide related to the entertainment industry; and, advance the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the surrounding communities.

Director: Dan Hosken

Health Equity Research and Education Center (HERE)

Colleges: Health and Human Development, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

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The purpose of the Center is to build on the existing research momentum of our NIH BUILD PODER undergraduate biomedical training program and increase grant activity in the area of health equity by: 1) Developing, growing and sustaining interdisciplinary and collaborative research in health equity; 2) Collaborating with the community around health equity using community partnered, participatory research; 3) Building on existing strengths at CSUN in interdisciplinary biomedical fields through extensive community-based research; 4) Providing a focal point for biomedical research by centralizing campus training and resources for students, faculty, and community members; 5) Developing research hubs to ensure high quality work by Center PIs and students for publication and grant proposals; 6) Invigorating the research community with shared speakers, workshops, and an annual conference for researchers and community organizations; and, 7) Disseminating research findings to community agencies, advocates, stakeholders, and leaders. 

Director: Carrie Saetermoe

Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

Division:  Academic Affairs

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Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

2024

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The Institute is a collaborative of campus and community members committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, organizations and communities within the Cal State Northridge service region. The primary mission of the Institute is to foster healthful living through community and campus partnerships. 

Director: David Boyns

Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences

College:  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences

2024

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The purpose of the Institute is to facilitate scholarly projects and professional services/activities by members of the faculty of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, both for the professional growth of the faculty, students and staff, and for the benefit of the larger community served by the University. The Institute manages and directs activities that cannot normally be conducted by individual faculty members. 

Director: Sylvia Macauley

Institute for Sustainability

Division:  Academic Affairs

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Institute for Sustainability

2024

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The mission of the Institute is to promote, facilitate, and develop educational, research, and university and community programs related to sustainability. The Institute serves as an umbrella organization across all the colleges of the university on issues related to sustainability and is committed to serving our campus community by increasing interdisciplinary and cross-functional communication, and supporting and aiding in the development and application of sustainability practices within the university and community. 

Director: Natale Zappia

Institute for the Advancement of Education Studies and Programs

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Institute for the Advancement of Education Studies and Programs

2021

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The purpose of the Institute is to coordinate and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities, scholarly projects, College-wide grant activities, community services, professional services and demonstration initiatives supported through the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, which cannot normally be conducted by individual faculty members or departments. The Institute will advance better communication and collaboration among College departments, faculty and staff. One of its principal foci will be to encourage and help prepare current and future educators, school leaders, therapists, school psychologists, school counselors, deaf studies specialists and other educational professionals to better support the educational and emotional needs of school students and their families. 

Director: Shari Tarver-Behring

Institute of Gender, Globalization and Democratization

College:  College of Humanities

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Institute of Gender, Globalization and Democratization

2022

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The purpose of the Institute of Gender, Globalization, and Democracy is to focus on how globalization changes gender relationships, and how and under what conditions globalization and other factors can improve the prospects for democratization, especially for women, both locally and globally. The Center will be dedicated to the proposition that a democracy that does not include the participation of women fully and equally with men is no democracy at all. Topics of concern to the Center include the gendered impact of immigration, the decline in the welfare state, the education of girls, human rights, sexual trafficking, globalization and changing family structures, inequality and its consequences, and community organizing, including labor organizing and organizing for sustainability.

Director: Breny Mendoza

Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Sciences (IRIS)

College:  College of Science and Mathematics

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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Sciences

 2022

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The mission of IRIS is to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities in the computational sciences and engineering. This Institute facilitates the interaction and collaboration between researchers from applied mathematics, science, and engineering who have common interests in real-world applications. It provides them the necessary infrastructure and environment to carry out research activities. IRIS contributes to the education of undergraduate and graduate students, with a goal of preparing them for careers and graduate study in applied mathematics, science, and engineering. The Institute seeks to increase the participation of highly qualified undergraduates - particularly those from underrepresented groups - in careers and/or graduate studies in fields that require a strong background in computation and applied sciences. Through these activities, IRS strengthens the research and education capacity, infrastructure, and culture of CSUN. 

Director: Rabia Djellouli

IntersectLA

College: Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

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IntersectLA

2023

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IntersectLA is CSUN's on-campus collaboration of creative strategists. Through proven branding and design methods, we work together to solve problems and add value for businesses, organizations, and communities. We are a multidisciplinary group of talented, passionate learners and educators who believe in our capacity to advance and change the world. Our capabilities span all traditional and digital media, and we provide creative strategy services for regional, national, and global organizations. IntersectLA brings together students, faculty, and industry professionals who work together on real-world projects ad activities to support education and career preparation.

Director: Joe Bautista

Language, Speech and Hearing Center

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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The Language, Speech and Hearing Center

2022

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The Center is a nonprofit, university-based clinical facility providing comprehensive diagnosis and therapeutic services to children and adults with communication disorders. The Center averages over 12,000 patient visits annually serving a culturally diverse population which includes infants, children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. The Center provides comprehensive evaluations of speech/language or hearing related problems along with a wide array of treatment programs. Clients are enrolled according to the university calendar for the fall, spring or summer sessions. The Center is also involved in the early identification of communication disorders through its preschool and elementary school speech or hearing screening programs.

Director: Patricia Seymour 

Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

2025

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The purpose of the Center is to provide an auxiliary organization to the department and the college which can support research, community service, and education specific to food science, nutrition and dietetics. Programs of the Center address groups of people, apply interdisciplinary approaches, and sponsor activities not normally covered by the University curriculum and financial processes. 

Director: Annette Besnilian

Physical Therapy Center for Advanced Clinical Practice (PTC)

College:  College of Health and Human Development

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Physical Therapy Center for Advanced Clinical Practice (PTC)

2022

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The Center supports research, community service, and education in Physical Therapy. The faculty practice offers services in specialty areas in bone densitometry, geriatric rehabilitation, computerized motion analysis, kinesiological electromyography, gait analysis, orthopedics, pediatric examination and treatment, developmental assessment, and balance and vestibular rehabilitation. 

Director: Janna Beling

Real Estate Center

College:  David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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Real Estate Center

2021

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The Center seeks to advance real estate knowledge in the fields of real estate and real estate law, inform business practices, and educate future generations of real estate leaders and professionals. The Center fills the void in research and industry engagement that exists for the San Fernando Valley. Through timely research, educational programs, and community involvement, the Center provides insights into the crucial industry and social changes that face the Valley.

Director: Hilary Goldberg

ReLAY Institute

College:  Tseng College

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ReLAY Institute

2023

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The purpose of the ReLAY Institute is to create sustainable systemic change that will provide improved education, employment, housing, and health and well-being outcomes for disconnected youth throughout the Los Angeles basin. This will be done by increasing knowledge and analytic capacity, capturing and sharing data, identifying best practices, disseminating innovation, fostering networks, and catalyzing and facilitating collective action and leadership that builds ad strengthens the capacity of public systems, nonprofits, and other service providers. The ReLAY Institute will strengthen the capacity of public systems to provide wraparound services to improve education, employment, and social outcomes specifically for youths who have dropped out, are unemployed, or are homeless.

Director: Henrik Palasani-Minassians

Secondary Education Center for Research, Professional Development and Educational Outreach

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Secondary Education Center for Research, Professional Development and Educational Outreach

 2021

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The vision of the Center is to enhance the quality of the student teaching experience by providing professional development to cooperating teachers and university supervisors; and present some of the previously funded projects with the intent to encourage new possibilities for enriching the classroom educational experience. 

Director: Julie Gainsburg

Strength United

College:  Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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 2025

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Strength United's goals are to end abuse, empower families, and develop leaders. Strength United envisions homes and communities free of abuse and violence where: every child has a safe and nurturing childhood; every caregiver has the resources to develop healthy children, youth, and families; individuals are empowered through equal access to opportunities and resources allowing them to heal and thrive; students are developed into leaders who use what they learn to enrich others' lives, strengthen communities, and grow professionally; volunteers become agents of positive change helping others and their communities; and, community members are welcomed to centers where they can gather, learn, and work together to positively affect their community.

Director: Kim Goldberg-Roth

Tom and Ethel Bradley Center

College:  Oviatt Library

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 2025

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The purpose of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center is to foster Critical Civility. A multi-dimensional approach including creating curriculum, building upon and expanding the Center's existing collections focused on the history of the ethnic minority communities of the Los Angeles region, collecting and producing materials that forward the legacy of Tom and Ethel Bradley, and their commitment to community collaborations, cultural diversification, civility, mutual respect, and service. We see a symbiotic relationship between what can be garnered from many of the images in the collection and Critical Civility. For instance, the images can be used as projective devises to initiate discussion of civility and encourage critical reading and thinking or suggest ways in which individuals and communities seek to resolve issues. The Center also documents the region's ethnic and alternative press and serves as a facilitator for discussion about and awareness of the ethnic and alternative press. 

Director: Jose Luis Benavides

Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

College:  David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

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Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

2022

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One of the Center's primary functions is to create meaningful opportunities among students, faculty, and the business community to network and exchange their ideas, knowledge, and experience in small business and entrepreneurship. We encourage participation of CSUN alumni and other successful entrepreneurs to serve as guest lecturers to a class, as speakers or panelists at Center events, as judges for business plan competitions, and as mentors to students and nascent entrepreneurs. The Center encourages and supports research in the academic and applied areas on small business and entrepreneurship. The Center facilitates faculty and student research and academic activities through funding research costs, conference travel, and library materials. 

Director: Franck Vigneron

W.M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center

College:  College of Science and Mathematics

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W.M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center

2022

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The objectives of the Center are to: 1) Foster multidisciplinary and innovative research and education in computational materials; 2) Educate and train students in cutting-edge multi-scale simulation methods; 3) Stimulate and develop strong industrial-university-national laboratory partnerships in computational materials research; and, 4) Increase recruitment, retention, and degree attainment by members of groups underrepresented in materials research.

Director: Nicholas Kioussis

Women's Research and Resource Center

College:  College of Humanities

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Women's Research and Resource Center

2021

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The purpose of the Center is to: 1) Provide the opportunity for faculty to engage in community-based research on issues relevant to women; 2) Provide community service-learning opportunities for students; and, 3) Create a forum in which faculty and student research may be disseminated and made available to the campus and the broader community. Activities include: 1) Referrals and resources for many different organizations focused on issues concerning women: women's shelters, counseling, legal references, child custody, date rape and domestic violence, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender resources, safe sex, health, community organizing, parenting issues, and marriage and family counseling; 2) Support groups addressing a wide range of women's issues from body image to self-defense to single parenting; 3) Educational programming and consciousness-raising events and activities, including speakers, special events, collaborative programming with other University entities; and, 4) Promotion of student, faculty and staff awareness and understanding of changing roles of women in society.

Director: Shira Brown