How can I become a member of the CEET?
There are four categories of CEET membership and the following information is needed from each applicant:
- A letter indicating why he/she wants to join the Center and how they feel they can contribute to the CEET Mission;
- An Updated CV;
- A brief research description; and
- Grant Support information.
All membership requests will be forwarded to the Affinity Group Leaders (Affinity Groups listed below) and all will be reviewed by the CEET Executive Committee. Applicants will be notified of their status by letter.
I. CEET Investigator
Any member of the standing faculty at the University of Pennsylvania is eligible to become a CEET Investigator. To be appointed to this category the faculty member must have the following: (a) a major research theme in environmental health sciences or research program that fits into the mission of the Center; (b) peer-reviewed external funding and publication record in their area of interest; and (c) must either collaborate with other Center members or participate in Center activities. Junior faculty who have indicated that environmental health is a major research direction but have yet to receive independent federal funding are eligible for affiliate membership.
Nominations for appointment as a Center Investigator can come from any existing Center Investigator or COEC member and should be made to the appropriate Affinity Group Leader:
II. Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC)Member
Any member of the standing faculty at the University of Pennsylvania is eligible to become a COEC member. Applicants must have a sustained interest in working with individuals, communities, health-care professionals, or decision makers to improve the environment and public health. Faculty members with an educational or community outreach program with a focus on some aspect of environmental health may be appointed as a member of the COEC. Members can come from Schools where there are education or outreach programs, which encompass some aspect of environmental health, and not exclusively from Schools where biomedical research is conducted. Nominations for appointment as a member of the COEC can come from any existing Center Investigator or COEC member and should be made to the Director of the COEC.
III. CEET Affiliate Member
Affiliate members are either senior postdoctoral/clinical fellows (seeking a K-award) or junior faculty (Research Associates, Instructors, Research Assistant Professors, Assistant Professors) who are in formative stages of their career and seek mentorship to advance their careers. Individuals in this category are those who have yet to attain independent federal funding in environmental health sciences, have a desire to do so and seek mentorship from the Career Development Core. Individuals in this category may advance to full CEET membership. Individuals in this category are appointed for a three year term only.
IV. CEET Adjunct Members
Adjunct members are extramural environmental health scientists that are actively collaborating with CEET members and by doing so enrich the mission of the Center. The collaboration may be either in research or COEC activities.
Center Investigator Reappointment:
All Center Investigators will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every three years. Reappointment will be based on the following factors:
- A sustained publication record in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
- Publications with other Center Investigators or COEC members;
- Sustained peer-review grant support in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
- Participation in Center activities (retreats, seminars);
- Number of trainees participating in the investigators research program;
- Use of Facility Cores; and
- Meaningful participation in or assistance with COEC activities.
All COEC Members will have their membership reviewed by the Executive Committee every two years. Reappointment will be based on the following factors:
A sustained publication record in areas consistent with the mission of the Center;
Publications with other COEC members or Center Investigators;
Sustained educational and/or community outreach activities related to environmental health;
Participation in Center and COEC activities (forums, seminars);
Number of trainees participating in education programs;
Meaningful contributions to COEC education or outreach activities.