Rebuilding my future

Postdoctorial teaching fellow, Irfana Muqbil, shares her experience as a Graduate Learning Community Advisor (GLCA) in the ReBUILDetroit program. The ReBUILDetroit postdoctoral teaching fellowship is like a career dream come true thanks to my GLCA experience earlier this year.  The teaching experience was extremely valuable and so were my interactions with the ReBUILDetroit faculty and staff. Throughout the GLCA program, I met monthly with Dr. Otoo and Dr. Andreoli. These meetings helped me im...
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Pilot Project Funding: Request for Applications

ReBUILDetroit is pleased to announce the second round of NIH Pilot Project Funding for faculty members at consortium institutions and is seeking Request for Applications. The goals of the Pilot Projects are to stimulate grants for participating faculty and students, to provide opportunities for faculty and students to gain experience in writing an NIH application, to go through a rigorous proposal review process, to gain experience designing a fundable research question and to allow faculty t...
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ReBUILDetroit offers faculty course in effective teaching practices

ReBUILDetroit is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer the Course in Effective Teaching Practices this fall and spring. ACUE’s course is based on more than three decades of research which identifies specific teaching practices that improve learning for all students. Faculty who complete the program are awarded a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction that is co-endorsed by ACUE and the American Council on Education (ACE...
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Research Day Presentations

ReBUILDetroit held its annual Research Day featuring a keynote address from science evangelist, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, and three research presentations by scholars: Daniel Dayfield, Sukria Malique and Jada Nelson at the McGregor Conference Center, Wayne State University on September 16. More than 100 scholars, family, friends and mentors were in attendance for the annual poster presentation. Watch the research presentations: Daniel Dayfield (University of Detroit Mercy)   Sukria Malique (...
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Long-time Wayne State University leaders support graduate education through philanthropic gift

Dr. Ambika Mathur, Dean of the Graduate School, and her husband Dr. Deepak Kamat, professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, recently established the Ambika Mathur, Ph.D. and Deepak Kamat, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship to support the Wayne State University Graduate School. The funds will provide opportunities for all Wayne State University students to continue to pursue academic excellence through Ph.D. gr...
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Detroit Mercy Biology ReBUILDetroit Scholar shadows medical doctors in Spain

Angelina Antonyan, Biology ReBUILDetroit Scholar from University of Detroit Mercy, spent 2-weeks of her summer vacation shadowing medical doctors in Madrid, Spain as an Atlantis Fellow. “It was really cool,” said Antonyan.  “There is a big difference between the European Health Care System and the American.” The Atlantis Project offers students interested in pre-medical, pre-pa or nursing an opportunity to shadow doctors in other developed countries and gain a new perspective to issues sim...
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Research Day, September 16

Join us in celebrating Undergraduate Research! Nearly 70 posters will be presented from ReBUILDetroit scholars who completed their 8-week Summer Research Experience during Research Day on Saturday, September 16. Undergraduate scholars are paired with a faculty mentor to conduct an in-depth research experience.  The ReBUILDetroit program provides opportunities to participate in learning communities and present research which may lead to publishing opportunities and presentations at nati...
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Scholars share their summer experiences

Unbelievable grateful for this opportunity Brianna Gross, Marygrove ReBUILDetroit scholar majoring in Health Science, is grateful for all that the Summer Enrichment Program has given her. “I was attracted to the program because I could do research and get paid for it,” said Gross.  “I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the program and the many connections I’ve made with my cohort.” Over the course of the seven-week summer program, she understood the value of this opportunity. “I am so...
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American Cancer Association Medical Officer speaks to scholars

Dr. Otis W. Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the American Cancer Society, spoke to more than 120 ReBUILDetroit scholars, interested students and faculty at University of Detroit Mercy on August 4. Brawley’s talk was entitled “What is Cancer Control” and can be viewed on the ReBUILDetroit’s YouTube channel. ReBUILDetroit scholars had lunch with Brawley and had additional time to ask the Detroit native about his career path and cancer research. ReBUILDetroit is a consortiu...
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Undergraduate course based research published

ReBUILDetroit scholars from University of Detroit Mercy in the first-year Sea-Phage biology course successfully identified and DNA sequence a bacteria phage which is now listed in the GenBank. Congratulations to ReBUILDetroit scholars Jasmina Cunmulaj, Emily Gorkiewicz, Christina Jones, Madeleine Reardon, Victoria Torres and Kathrine Yacco along with classmates Danielle Maxwell, P. Patel, John Sherwood.
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