The CEET Training grant, Translational Research Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences (PI: Trevor M. Penning) is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and currently supports three predoctoral fellows and four postdocs.
Pre-doctoral applicants must conduct thesis work in translational environmental health sciences and will be appointed to the training grant based on the following:
(a) enrollment in the CEET Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (or a willingness to enroll in the Program) :
(b) a letter of application
(c) letter of sponsorship from a Training Grant faculty member
(d) a description of the proposed thesis project
Training in epidemiology and translational research is required for training grant fellows. In each year of thesis work, one additional course is selected from: Measurement of Health in Epidemiology; Fundamentals of Patient Oriented Research; or Disease Measurement. Pre-doctoral applicants would be supported for one year pre-thesis and for up to two years of thesis research. Predoctoral trainees are required to participate in all training grant- related activities such as the Training Grant Research Talks and the CEET / SRP Seminars.
All applicants, predoctoral and postdoctoral, must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Postdoctoral applicants must conduct full-time research in translational environmental health sciences and are appointed to the training grant based on:
(a) a letter of application
(c) letter of support from a sponsoring faculty member
(d) description of research project
(External candidates must also provide three letters of recommendation and must have identified a Training Grant Faculty member as a sponsor.)
Applications should be emailed in PDF format to Mary Webster.
The postdoctoral research training is extensive and requires individuals to: (a) take at least one course per semester from either the CEET Certificate Program or the additional courses offered to pre-doctoral trainees; (b) participate in all training grant- related activities such as the CEET Training Grant Research Talks and the CEET/SRP Seminars; c) complete both the compulsory and optional elements of the intramural training program offered by Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs; and (d) attain additional mentoring from the Career Development Core of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology. Post-doctoral applicants would be supported for up to two years.
Postdoctoral fellows with PhDs from a broad range of basic science disciplines (environmental health, pharmacology, toxicology, cell and molecular biology) who wish to conduct advanced translational research on a clinical problem related to environmental health with a training grant preceptor are eligible for support. Clinicians with MD degrees who have completed residency and fellowship training in a relevant clinical specialty (e.g. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, OB/GYN and Pediatrics) and who seek basic science research training compatible with the mission of the Program are encouraged to apply.
Please email any questions to Mary Webster.