BUILD Students & Alumni

Are you a current or former research trainee supported by the NIH/ NIGMS? Join Enhance Science and the NIH Diversity Program Consortium for the #FaceOfScience social media hashtag campaign on Wednesday, May 26!

Participating in the campaign is easy. Simply:

  1. Write “#FaceOfScience” on a piece of paper
  2. Take a photo of yourself holding it
  3. Post on any of your social media accounts using the hashtag #FaceOfScience. You can also add to your photo by describing your experience as a researcher using one of these prompts:
    • What do you love most about being a scientist?
    • How is your research personal to you?
    • How do you enhance science?

You can even do this in groups by taking a screenshot at your next Zoom meeting!

*We can also post photos for folks—email a photo, your name and blurb to This is open to anyone in the scientific community, so feel free to share this with others.

Follow us at @enhancescience on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. See you next Wednesday, May 26—let's come together and celebrate inclusive excellence!

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Student resources to cope during COVID-19 pandemic

NPR details the CARES Act 
CARES Act suspends federal student loan payments, freezes interest rates, freezes debt collection until Sep. 30
Federal Student Aid: Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Resources for NIH Trainees 
Office of Intramural Training & Education website
NIGMS Virtual Learning Resources for Scientists at All Career Stages

National Research Mentoring Network

Online Learning 
UIS: What makes a successful Online Student?
MinnState: What Makes a Successful Online Learner?
Purdue: How to Create the Perfect Study Environment for Online Learning

Working from Home
Working from home because of COVID-19? Here are 10 ways to spend your time

Wellness, Self-Care and Resilience
Dr. Sharon Milgram: Becoming a resilient scientist
Asian American Psychological Association COVID-19 Statement
Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color
Support for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Top 5 Tips for Enduring Self-Isolation in 2020
Resource for learning about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Inside HigherEd Advice for Faculty Members in a Turbulent Time
Guided Meditations
Dr. Mica Estrada "Being Kind to Yourself in the Midst of a Pandemic"
Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources - Anxiety & Depression Association of America
UCLA Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource Guide (PDF)
CDC Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Taking Care of your Behavioral Health
Mental Health & Well-being self assessments
UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) Fact Sheet for Parents and Caregivers
UCLA MARC's 30 minute Meditation
10 Minute Music Series: Relaxing Classical Piano
UCLA Staty-at-home workouts and more
American Heart Association—Try the 10-Minute Home Workout

More Web Resources 

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Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Predoctoral and Graduate Researchers
Fully Funded PhD Programs in Biomedical Engineering
List of Post-Bacc programs
Clemson University graduate student opportunities in human genetics

Food for Thought: Best of Blogs

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Student Events/Opportunities

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