BUILD Symposium to Showcase Summer Research

What: BUILDing SCHOLARS Fall Research Symposium

When: Friday, Sept. 30 (Session 1: 2:45-4 p.m., Session 2: 4:15-5:30 p.m.)

Where: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, UTEP Campus

Approximately 65 undergraduate students will present their health-related summer research at the first BUILDing SCHOLARS Symposium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center at UTEP. Both UTEP BUILD students and students from BUILD Pipeline Partner institutions will present and discuss the research they conducted at UTEP and Research Partner institutions, such as Clemson University and Baylor College of Medicine, during this past summer.

The symposium will provide a forum to exchange scientific information while fostering closer networks and collaborative ties between researchers across various disciplines.

The scope of the symposium is deliberately broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing the latest advances and the most innovative developments. Topics range from fundamental research to its applications in the following health-related areas: addiction, cancer, degenerative and chronic diseases, environmental health, health disparities and translational biomedicine.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the BUILDing SCHOLARS Center focuses on students, faculty and institutional development to positively transform the next generation of biomedical researchers from the U.S. Southwest region in an effort to substantially diversify the biomedical research workforce so that it more closely mirrors the population of the nation.