Career Development

The members of the SWEHSC have a long and successful history of stimulating the career development of young scientists. The Career Development program seeks to further these efforts to encourage future research leaders in environmental health sciences.

Drs Beamer and Wright work with trainees in their respective labs (two images)

This initiative includes:

  • training and mentoring junior faculty in environmental health sciences
  • promoting interactions with established investigators in related disciplines
  • helping young scientists and clinician-scientists to build foundations for careers in NIEHS-sponsored research

In collaboration with the Community Engagement Core, the Career Development Core offers opportunities for young scientists to mentor high school students and early undergraduates with formal training and outreach activities to high schools that recruit students to the summer internship program.

Emphasis on career development for environmental health scientists is essential. The SWEHSC promotes training of new investigators and brings new expertise into the area of environmental health sciences.

Specifically the career development component of the Center cross trains researchers concerning current techniques to expand the expertise and collaborations.

The SWEHSC coordinates translational career development in two areas.

  • First, interested physicians, particularly fellows in training are matched to toxicology researchers in complementary areas to develop projects of mutual interest that stimulate the early development of physician-scientists in environmental health.
  • Second the SWEHSC offers training in bioinformatics analysis of high dimensionality data to basic science researchers seeking to apply those technologies to human subjects-based translational projects.