Big Data to Knowledge

The ability to harvest the wealth of information contained in biomedical Big Data will advance our understanding of human health and disease; however, lack of appropriate tools, poor data accessibility, and insufficient training, are major impediments to rapid translational impact. To meet this challenge, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in 2012.

BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable biomedical research as a digital research enterprise, to facilitate discovery and support new knowledge, and to maximize community engagement.

CSUF Career Center

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As a CSUF student, the Career Center offers various resources and strategies to help you navigate the graduate and professional school process.

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship


The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Winners will be designated as Sally Casanova Scholars, as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the award is named. With the aid of a CSUF Faculty Sponsor, Sally Casanova Scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to help prepare them to succeed in doctoral programs.The program provides travel funds to visit doctorate-granting institutions, options for summer research internships, and funds for other doctoral program related activities.

CSUF Office of Graduate Studies


The University’s central office for graduate education, the Office of Graduate Studies provides services and support to students, potential students, faculty and staff.

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

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The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty. - Source: http://calstate.edu/HR/CDIP/

Graduate School Tips & Tricks

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Access the Graduate School Tips & Tricks file to learn about: how to choose schools to apply to, GRE information, writing statements and interest letter, and important dates.

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CA Graduate Schools for Big Data

Access a list of graduate schools for bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, and epidemiology.

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Big Data Discovery & Diversity

Program Director
Dr. Archana McEligot 


Program Administrative Analyst
Mary Aboud

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