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Welcome to Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)

Xavier University was chosen as one of ten Colleges and Universities to receive a Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) award. These awards are part of a larger initiative by the NIH: Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. Xavier University has developed a program called Project PATHWAYS, which includes several components targeting students, faculty, and several non-academic centers on campus.

Building Integrated Pathways to Independence for Diverse Biomedical Researchers

Important Dates and Deadlines:


October 5-16, 2020- BUILD Research Shadowing


October 25, 2020- Deadline to complete the Application to be a BUILD Research Student*

*Only open to current Sophomores and Juniors. NIH guidelines dictate that you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible. 

BUILD Virtual Info Sessions on Zoom

Zoom Info Session 1- September 16, 2020

* Please note that the deadline for BUILD Research Shadowing was extended to September 29. 

Zoom Info Session 2- September 17, 2020


BUILD Testimonials from Students and Alumni


Project Pathways


The NIH has recently released this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for institutions that are interested in taking the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) scientific approach to understanding the effectiveness of biomedical research training, mentoring, or research capacity building interventions aimed at enhancing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. This FOA solicits applications from institutions not currently part of the Common Fund Enhancing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce initiative, also known as the DPC, to expand the national impact of the program. As Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier) is a member of the DPC, the initiatives developed under Project Pathways, the BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program at Xavier can be disseminated to other eligible institutions under this new funding mechanism. 


DPC Dissemination and Translation Awards (DPC DaTA): This initiative provides an opportunity for institutions not currently part of the DPC to apply for funding to take a rigorous scientific approach to understanding the effectiveness of a biomedical research training, mentoring, or research capacity building intervention by employing DPC experimental methods. (RFA-RM-19-003

 Please contact Dr. Maryam Foroozesh (mforooze@xula.edu) if you are interested in such collaborations.   




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