Rising sophomores present at national conference

Alex Jones, a ReBUILDetroit scholar, and Griffin Craig both from University of Detroit Mercy presented their freshman year SEA-PHAGE research project at the 9th Annual SEA-PHAGE Symposium held on the Janelia Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Ashburn, VA. on June 10. The title of their poster was “Isolation and Characterization of the Mycobacterium smegmatis specific, J-Cluster Mosaic Phage ThreeRingTarJay” This annual end-of-academic-year symposium brings tog...
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Lab Coat ceremony kicks off summer research

ReBUILDetroit scholars in cohort 2016 received their lab coats from the faculty-mentors and peer-to-peer mentors during a ceremony at Marygrove on May 19. The annual ReBUILDetroit Lab Coat Ceremony capped a week of orientation as scholars begin their summer research experience at labs across Detroit on Monday, May 22. The ceremony celebrates a successful first-year experience and signifies a continuing research commitment to the scholars. A lab coat is essential for scholars as they beg...
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Opening doors to biomedical careers

ReBUILDetroit scholars from University of Detroit Mercy were special invited guests of Dr. Lonnie Jones, Jr., Internal Medicine, Pulmonology Specialist and Board Member, and the Detroit Medical Society at their April meeting. Scholars shared their educational and research experiences while speaking about the ReBUILDetroit program. The setting provided an excellent opportunity for scholars to network and gain first-hand knowledge from medical professionals. In addition, scholars were...
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Health Disparities scholar presents at Michigan psychology conference

Psychology ReBUILDetroit scholar, Jace Paupert from University of Detroit Mercy presented “Socioeconomic status as a potential moderator for the relationship between coping and social support” at the 30th Annual Michigan Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference held at Hillsdale College earlier this month. Paupert was joined with fellow Health Disparities Detroit Mercy ReBUILDetroit scholars, Yuyi Li, Vanessa Lee, Shelbi Matlock, Da'Jonae Foster, Zia Muntford, Jamillah Douthet, Nema Kebbe...
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NIH Funds ReBUILDetroit Pilot Grants

ReBUILDetroit funded five pilot, collaborative and course development projects submitted by investigators across partner institutions as part of a competitive granting process this month.  Pilot awards totaled nearly $125,000, and are part of the five-year, $21MM ReBUILDetroit grant funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A team comprised of faculty and administrators from University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University and Marygrove College developed and disseminated the Reque...
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Research: Increased confidence

Anthony Croft, second-year ReBUILDetroit scholar, credits research for helping him become a team player, time management and leadership skills. “The biggest thing that research has helped me do is organize myself as a person, learning those good time management skills,” said Croft.  “Research skyrockets my confidence.  I know that I am a good speaker.  I know that I can present myself well.” See what Croft says about his research experience.
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Research: Gets foot in the door

Arren Simpson, first-year ReBUILDetroit scholar, sums up her first-year research experience during the poster presentation at Detroit Mercy’s annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement. “To be able to do undergraduate research, really puts your foot in the door,” said Simpson.  “It can be very intimidating at first, but they teach you how to do everything.  [ReBUILDetroit] gives me confidence, I have these skills – doing my own research, asking the types of questions in research. See what...
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Research: Provides experience

First-year Biology ReBUILDetroit Scholar, Jada Nelson, shares her experience during Detroit Mercy’s annual Celebration of Scholarly Achievement. What does it mean to conduct research during your freshman year? “It gives you experience to go through failures in the lab to get a more realistic experience of what real research is like,” said Nelson. See what Nelson says about her research experience.
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New Student Success Coach advocates for scholars

ReBUILDetroit welcomes Leah Aggison, Ph.D. to the University of Detroit Mercy team as the Student Success Coach last month. Aggison joins Kathleen Walker, Student Success Coordinator, as a mentor, advisor and supporter of ReBUILDetroit scholars at Detroit Mercy. She comes at a time when more than half of the 85 consortium ReBUILDetroit scholars are students at Detroit Mercy. Aggison, a Romulus, Michigan native, graduated from Romulus Middle and High School and attended Stillman College ...
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ReBUILDetroit scholars recognized for academic excellence

More than a third of the ReBUILDetroit scholars at University of Detroit Mercy were recognized in three Colleges at Detroit Mercy's Honors Convocation for the academic achievements this past weekend. College of Health Professions / McAuley School of Nursing ReBUILDetroit scholar, Anthony Croft was awarded the Martina Kuechle Nursing Scholarship Award. This scholarship is awarded to an individual in the traditional, pre-licensure nursing program who demonstrates a dedication to the nursi...
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