Building Up a Diverse Pipeline for the Biomedical Research Workforce

The Building Up intervention is randomizing participating universities to test the effectiveness of the Career Education and Enhancement for Research Diversity (CEED) career development intervention, developed at the University of Pittsburgh and designed for postdocs and junior faculty who are underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis.

A total of 24 institutions across the United States varying in size and current levels of diversity have agreed to participate in the NIGMS-funded trial.

The trainees participating in the intervention will take part in specific course work and collaborative sessions, receive mentoring in a supportive environment, and be given opportunities to network with senior investigators and their peers.

We will be recruiting in the near future. More information coming soon!


Meet the Research Team

Michael de Arellano 

Michael de Arellano, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity

Edward L. Krug 

Edward L. Krug, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

Andreana Benitez, Ph.D. 

Andreana Benitez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Near-Peer Mentor
Department of Neurology

Claudia Salazar 

Claudia Salazar

Graduate Student