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BUILD PODER - Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research (PODER)

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

BUILD PODER is an undergraduate research training program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In a supportive community, sophomores, juniors, and seniors take classes and work directly with professors on research projects that relate to health - from the molecular to the planetary! From public health to philosophical frameworks for pain, we seek to generate a vibrant, socially responsible and open environment for asking new research questions and using new methods to reduce health disparities. In the long-term, our goal is to increase representation of those whose health has been traditionally been poorer to become researchers themselves, biomedical researchers who make social change by studying the health influence, say, of local landfills or neighborhoods with more liquor stores than grocery stores.

Participating Institution(s):
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California State University, Northridge (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Health Policy & Administration
Social Justice

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 3/14/2023
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