The CEET Training grant, Translational Research Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences (PIs: Drs. Trevor M. Penning, Rebecca Simmons, and Blanca Himes) is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and currently supports three predoctoral fellows and four postdoctoral fellows.
T32 Research Club – Each month Trainees and Trainers host a research talk on various topics. Anyone is welcome to attend! Visit our Events page for upcoming sessions.
Pre-doctoral applicants must conduct thesis work in translational environmental health sciences and will be appointed to the training grant based on the following (note: application must follow this order):
(a) a letter of application
(d) a description of the proposed thesis project (including title of research project)
(e) letter of sponsorship from a Training Grant faculty member
(f) enrollment in the Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (or a willingness to enroll in the Program)
Pre-doctoral applicants will 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 seminar series.
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 (note: application must follow this order):
(a) a letter of application
(c) description of research project
(d) letter of sponsorship from a Training Grant faculty member
(External candidates must also provide three letters of recommendation and must have identified a Training Grant Faculty member as a sponsor.)
All applications should be emailed in PDF format to Jennifer Kuklinski.
The postdoctoral research training is extensive and requires individuals to: (a) take at least one course per semester from the Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences or another course that relates to their research (b) participate in all training grant-related activities such as the Training Grant Research Talks and the CEET Seminar series; 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 will 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.
All applications should be emailed in single PDF format to Jennifer Kuklinski.
Please email any questions to Jennifer Kuklinski or call 215-746-3031.
Become a Faculty Trainer
Each Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Trainee is partnered with a Faculty Trainer who mentors the Trainee throughout their tenure in the program. The role of the Faculty Trainer is to discuss and oversee the Trainee’s research project, assess their performance, and work with the Trainee to develop and implement a research plan.
To become a Faculty Trainer, the following information must be submitted to the CEET.
 Statement as to your interest in Environmental Health Sciences
 Statement of research interest
 NIH Bioketch or equivalent
 NIH Other Support page or equivalent
 List of past and current predoctoral trainees-last 10 years
 List of past and current postdoctoral trainees-last 10 years
For more information, email Jennifer Kuklinski or call 215-746-3031.