Scholar selected for summer internship at NIH

Christina Jones, ReBUILDetroit scholar from the University of Detroit Mercy majoring in biology, will be conducting her summer research with Dr. Vance Berger in the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Recently, Jones spent two-days visiting the NIH campus as part of the Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) program.  While she was there, she interviewed with three principal investigators for summer or po...
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Amazing research experience

ReBUILDetroit scholars actively engage in authentic, hands-on research beginning in their first semester at university.  As part of the research experience, scholars present their research to their colleagues and are encouraged to share their research at regional and national conferences. Two ReBUILDetroit scholars, Vanessa Lee and Relicious Eboh, from the University of Detroit Mercy attended and presented at the National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University in January. “Ho...
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ReBUILDetroit: the future of biomedical research

Nearly four years ago, the ReBUILDetroit consortium consisting of the University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University received a $21.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to transform undergraduate education. More than 120 scholars are actively pursuing their undergraduate degrees in biomedical fields. We asked scholars to tell us what ReBUILDetroit is, why they are involved in the program and why someone should become a scholar. See what the scholars have ...
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ReBUILDetroit welcomes new external member

The ReBUILDetroit welcomes Dr. Erin Dolan as an external member of the ReBUILDetroit Steering Committee. Dolan is a Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia. As a graduate student in Neuroscience at University of California San Francisco, she volunteered extensively in K-12 schools, which prompted her to pursue a career in biology education. She teaches introductory biology a...
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Scholar joined Danish research lab

Bianca Jones, biochemistry major at University of Detroit Mercy, spent her ReBUILDetroit summer research experience as part of an international, interdisciplinary team focusing on the global challenges of health research at Aarhus University in Denmark. Jones took part in a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with researchers from Michigan Technological University which looked at biosensor technology and how it could be used in point-of-care devices. “It’s like Pac Man, we’re searc...
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ReBUILDetroit article featured

A recent article about the ReBUILDetroit experience is featured on the BMC Proceedings homepage. The publication, “A research-based inter-institutional collaboration to diversity the biomedical workforce: ReBUILDetroit,” by co-authors Jeanne Andreoli, Andrew Feig, Steven Chang, Sally Welch, Ambika Mathur and Gary Kuleck appears in the BMC Proceedings, 2017, 11 (Suppl 12):23. “We are extremely excited about this inaugural publication on the ReBUILDetroit initiative that is featured on the B...
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Biology faculty among co-authors in high impact journal

Associate professors of Biology, Dr. Stephanie Conant and Dr. Jacob Kagey along with School of Dentistry assistant professor Dr. Joshua Thomson are among the co-authors of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The article, An inclusive Research Education Community (iREC): Impact of the SEA-PHAGE program on research outcomes and student learning, highlights the importance of engaging undergraduate students in research e...
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Inclusion of grads and post-docs in training programs

Inclusion of Grads and Post-Docs in Student Training Programs subject of NIH Diversity Program Consortium annual conference. A key aspect of the ReBUILDetroit Program is the formation of dynamic learning communities which span across the three Consortium institutions, disciplines, and faculty ranks. ReBUILDetroit participants undergraduate ReBUILDetroit Scholars, Graduate Learning Community Advisors (GLCAs), postdoctoral teaching fellows (PTFs), faculty members, and research mentors becom...
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Scholars take top awards at national biomedical conference

More than twenty ReBUILDetroit scholars attended in the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) which is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in November.  Three of the scholars were recognized for their outstanding presentations in the categories: cancer biology, biomedical physics and physiology. For Jada Nelson, ReBUILDetroit scholar from University of Detroit Mercy and a winner...
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Detroit Mercy faculty receives Faculty Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Abraham, associate professor of psychology at University of Detroit Mercy, who won the Faculty Achievement Award and was recognized at the annual faculty recognition dinner on November 10. Abraham is actively involved with ReBUILDetroit teaching the health disparities course at Detroit Mercy and mentoring scholars. Congratulations Dr. Abraham!   (function(d, s, id){var js; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js....
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