Innovation and academic excellence are key to training the next generation of researchers and scientists. That's why Wayne State is proud to participate in ReBUILDetroit, a partnership supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its national BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program. This nationwide program is committed to ensuring that students from all backgrounds receive support during their educational experience and as they pursue biomedical careers.

2023-2024 ReBUILDetroit application

This program prepares the next generation of medical researchers with hands-on training, guided career development, and access to elite faculty mentors and renowned scientists. Scholars develop and cultivate the skills needed to excel in college and beyond:

  • Superior academic performance
  • Higher graduate rates
  • Decreased time to degree
  • Careers in cutting-edge, innovative biomedical research

What are the benefits of being a ReBUILDetroit scholar? 

  • Part of a national, diverse community of research scholars
  • Participate in cutting-edge research and field experiences with world-renowned faculty mentors
  • Pre-college, summer, graduate school and career-preparedness institutes and credit-bearing courses
  • Cross-institutional network of experts, faculty and scholars
  • Learning communities and peer mentors
  • Experience Detroit

For questions about ReBUILDetroit, contact Jennifer Tabb at

For faculty mentors: 

ReBUILDetroit mentors with questions can contact