Center for Access to Science for All
Center for Access to Science for All (CASA)
CASA provides a supportive environment and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or targeted health professions. The center is home to multiple university and grant funded programs including the Health Careers Opportunity Program/Health Professions Pathways, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, NIH Bridge to Doctorate, and NIH Research Training Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) - Health Professions Pathways Program (HPP)
HCOP & HPP support students that aspire to give back to their communities as chiropractors, clinical lab scientists, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, clinical psychologists, public health and veterinary health care professionals. Open to all majors interested in targeted health professional path.Join HCOP & HPP
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
The CSU-LSAMP program aims to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs, while increasing the number of students interested in academically qualified programs of graduate study. CSU-LSAMP supports sustained and comprehensive approaches that facilitate achievement of the long-term goal of increasing the number of students who earn doctorates in STEM fields, particularly individuals who have faced or face social, educational or economic barriers to careers in STEM.Apply to LSAMP
Research Training Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (RISE)
The RISE program is designed to assist underrepresented students to attain their doctoral degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The Fresno State RISE Program supports research training for students who are interested in developing professional careers as research scientists.Apply to RISE
NIH Bridges to Doctorate Program (NIH BD)
The NIH BD goal is to help graduate students transition to Ph.D. programs. We are funded by NIH Bridges Program, the Bridges to Doctorate Program between Fresno State and UC Davis aims to enhance the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral natural sciences.Apply to NIH BD
The Bulldogs Involved in Tobacco Endgame Research (BITER)
The BITER program provides research opportunities for students from all majors who are passionate about investigating tobacco-control issues with a specific focus on Latino/a/x individuals and communities. Gain practical experience through hands-on work with a local health promotion organization, scholarly research, involvement in community advocacy events, and participation in professional development activities through the BITER program.
CASA student area is available for studying and building community during regular office hours. Come by and enjoy our study spaces and hospitality area!
Please contact office for appointment availability. Virtual Office hours are available upon request.
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Office Operation Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Temporary Office Location: CASA
McLane Annex 6
Health Professions Pathways (HPP) is funded by the Department of Health Care Access and Information.
The Bridges to Doctorate program highlighted on this website was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T32GM137948.