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2017 Annual BUILD Research Symposium Highlights

Published February 6, 2017

The second Annual BUILD Research Symposium was held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the University Student Union Ballrooms at the California State University, Long Beach, campus.

The conference theme was "Inspiring Student Research for Better Health Tomorrow." Colleagues from four CSULB colleges presented their health-related research, and there were research demonstrations following lunch.

The keynote speaker, Tony Iton, MD, JD, MPH., the Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities for the California Endowment, presented about "When It Comes to Your Health, Does Your Zip Code Matter More than Your Genetic Code?". Download a copy of his slides here. You are free to share Dr. Iton's presentation on social media. If you do, please use the hashtags #BUILD2017, #Changetheodds and #WeAreBHC.

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Symposium Highlights

Symposium Set Up

Setting up for the 2017 Annual Symposium

Setting up for the 2017 Annual Symposium

Vista Volunteer Kimberly Torres setting up the BUILD display
Vista Volunteer Kimberly Torres setting up the BUILD display
Sewwandi Abeywarda and graduate assistants are ready to take registration for the Symposium
Sewwandi Abeywarda and graduate assistants are ready to take registration for the Symposium

Registration table

Symposium registration area

Speakers

Laura Kingsford
Dr. Laura Kingsford, Primary Investigator for the CSULB BUILD Program, welcomed everyone to the Symposium
Kim Vu
Dr. Kim Vu, Director of the Institutional Development Core for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the first speaker
Dr. May Ling Halim and Miguel Portillo
Dr. May Ling Halim and her student researchers presented about "Sport Trajectories Among Latino/a and Asian American Adolescents"
Arturo Zavala, Co-Director of the Institutional Development Core for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the second speaker.
Dr. Arturo Zavala, Co-Director of the Institutional Development Core for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the second speaker.
Dr. Houng-Wei Tsai
Dr. Houng-Wei Tsai presented about "Influence of Aging and Gender Differences on Social Behavior in Mice."
Jesus Reyes
Dr. Jesus Reyes, Research Resources & Training Coordinator for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the final two research mentor speakers.
Dr. Ted Yu
Dr. Ted Yu presented about "Study to Improve Electrolytes in Sodium Batteries."
Dr. Michelle Alencar
Dr. Michelle Alencar and her mentee, Elizabeth Guitierrez, presented about "Obesity Management Using Telemedicine: A Multi-Disciplinary Pilot Study."
Mara Bird, Community Outreach Liaison for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the keynote speaker.
Mara Bird, Community Outreach Liaison for the CSULB BUILD Program, introduced the keynote speaker.
Tony Iton
Dr. Tony Iton presented about "When It Comes to YOur
Health, Does Your Zip Code Matter More than Your Genetic Code?"
 
 

Audience Participation

Dr. Chi-Ah Chun in the audience

Audience questions

audience questions

Demonstrations and Displays

Center for Latino Community Health
Center for Latino Community Health
Center for Health Equity Research
Center for Health Equity Research
Center for Latino Community Health
Center for Latino Community Health
Graduate Studies Resource Center
Graduate Studies Resource Center
 University of California Irvine and University of Southern California
Our Partners: University of California Irvine and University of Southern California
Information tables
Information tables included the RISE program

information table

 

 

 


 

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