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Career Development Program

The Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) has a longstanding history of fostering the careers of researchers at all levels in the environmental health sciences (EHS). Building on this track record, the EHSRC will continue training future leaders in EHS by addressing the following major objectives:

  • Recruitment and support of talented junior investigators (named Associate Members), including underrepresented minorities and women, committed to research in EHS by providing salary and research support, facility access and mentoring by senior EHSRC members.
  • Recruitment of faculty at all levels with expertise and research interests important to the development of the Center.
  • Enrichment of all Center investigators with seminars, workshops, center retreats, interactions with visiting professors, support of local conferences and inter-center exchanges to foster cutting edge, multidisciplinary research and research translation.
  • In the next funding cycle the Career Development Program (CDP), in close interaction with the Administrative Core, the Community Outreach and Engagement Core, the Pilot Grant program and the Integrative Health Sciences Facility, will continue to play an essential role in identifying and recruiting investigators new to the field of EHS or working in emerging areas of EHS (e.g., the effect of climate change on environmental health in the rural Midwest). The ultimate goal is to promote an increased understanding of environmental contaminants and to reduce their impacts on human health by training the future leaders in EHS.

For questions regarding the EHSRC’s Career Development Program please contact: