Finding and Evaluating Online Resources

The number of Web and social media sites, along with mobile apps, offering health information about complementary and integrative health approaches (often called complementary and alternative medicine) grows every day. Your search for online health information may start at a known, trusted site, but after following several links, you may find yourself on an unfamiliar site. Can you trust this site?

To learn more on how to distinguish whether a source is credible or not click  here


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SF In the Mix: A Research Collaboration Between SFSU and UCSF

Please join us for an evening team science event to encourage cross-institutional collaboration between the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco State University. For this second of our new ‘In the Mix’ series, developed to foster faculty interaction between UCSF and SFSU and support a research collaboration pipeline between the two institutions, the theme is ‘Broader Impacts’.

We will welcome Drs. Wallace Marshall, Mark Chan, and Frank Bayliss from the cross-institutional Center for Cellular Construction, an NSF Science and Technology Center, to speak about the Center’s outreach efforts and broader impacts. This Center, whose mission is to turn cell biology into an engineering discipline by learning how to engineer the physical structure and interactions of living cells, represents one of several successful collaborations between UCSF and SFSU. Click Here to Register. 

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When:                                                                                                    Where:

Thu, May 3, 2018                                                                            UCSF Library, Lange Room

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT                                                             530 Parnassus Avenue

                                                                                                                   Room 522

                                                                                                                   San Francisco, CA 94143


Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship

Named in honor of Dr. Gerald (“Jerry”) Eisman, a new Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship provides university-wide recognition of highly engaged community-based scholarship collaborations that positively impact both the community and research/creative works endeavors.  This award will be announced at the ICCE Awards Ceremony on April 12, 2018, and the first nomination process will begin in Fall 2018.  Jerry Eisman is former Director of ICCE who has a long-standing reputation as a change agent and demonstrates active involvement in the community.  The Eisman Award for Engaged Scholarship will be given annually to one full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty or lecturer who has research or creative scholarship as part of their required duties.  Priority will be given to T/TT faculty who exhibits commitment to civic engagement and/or community service learning as part of their professional achievement and growth.

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SF BUILD is excited to announce the release of the Fall 2018 Mini Grant RFA! Applications due August 14th.

SFSU faculty whose research relates to health inequalities in communities in San Francisco are encouraged to apply for the mini grant. Proposals should involve SFSU students and encourage a sense of giving back to the communities. This year, a UCSF faculty collaborator is required. Priority will be given to proposals that address issues of social justice and health inequalities that are relevant to SFSU students and their communities. Mini-grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded to 4 successful applicants! For the RFA, click here.

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SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Funding Opportunity

Key Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM (no exceptions)
  • Anticipated Announcement of Funded Proposals: June, 2018
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s) for awards: July 1, 2018


The SF State Research and Scholarly Activity Fund aims to support the creation of new or ongoing research projects and scholarly activities (including creative works and community-engaged activities) that encourage application to externally funded opportunities and/or bring external recognition to the PI and university.

Two separate grant opportunities are available within this single announcement.

•    Faculty who are creating new projects, new scholarship activities, or new creativity directions are encouraged to apply for a Development of Research and Creativity (DRC) Grants, funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

•    Faculty who are engaged in continuing work (e.g., preparing a scholarly manuscript for publication, completing creative work, conducting data analysis), or other scholarly work (e.g. pilot data) leading to external funding proposals, are encouraged to apply for an ORSP Small Grant.

Please see the decision tree to ascertain which funding opportunity (DRC or ORSP Small Grant) best fits your proposed activities. Note: You may only apply to one of the opportunities not both.

Grant size

Individual projects involving 1 faculty members may request up to $10,000

Collaborative projects involving 2+ faculty members may request up to $15,000

Instructions for Applying

Apply Here


Contact Information

Jessica Mankus, PhD
Grant Development Specialist


Tel: 415-338-3052