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Your Environment. Your Health.

ENVIRONMENTAL PATHOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM

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Principal Investigator: Faustman, Elaine M
Institute Receiving Award University Of Washington
Location Seattle, WA
Grant Number T32ES007032
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 Jul 1978 to 30 Jun 2024
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 7. Project Summary/Abstract We are applying for support for years 41 to 45 of the Environmental Pathology/Toxicology (EP/T) Training Program at the University of Washington. The long-term goal of this program remains mentoring pre- and post- doctoral trainees to become successful independent scientists who are well equipped to respond to the environmental health research needs of the US in the coming generations. Our Training Program builds on our long-standing and successful collaboration between the Departments of Pathology and Genome Sciences in the School of Medicine and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. The current application incorporates the themes and goals of the current NIEHS Strategic Plan. We have maintained our demonstrated successful approach of organizing our EP/T Training Program Faculty into five Research Clusters. These include; Exposure Science and Translational Research, Neurologic, Reproductive and Developmental Disorders, Cardiorespiratory Diseases, Molecular Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, and GI, Liver, Kidney Diseases and the Environmental Microbiome. In this submission, we have added to the last cluster a new focus on the Environmental Microbiome. This builds on emergent expertise at the University of Washington exploring the interactions of environmental factors and the microbiome and their impact on metabolism and chronic disease and will provide new research and training opportunities. We will also continue with the expansion of our translational research and will facilitate interactions with a larger University of Washington Initiative on Population Health. The EP/T Training Program is directed by Drs. Michael E. Rosenfeld and Elaine Faustman (Program Directors), and Drs. Terrance Kavanagh, Mary-Claire King, and Julia Cui (Associate Directors). Our EP/T Training Program (i) embraces most NIEHS-supported investigators at UW, including the addition this cycle of several experts in the Microbiome, (ii) is closely linked with NIEHS supported centers at UW focused on exposures, diseases, genomics, and environment (EDGE), toxicogenomics, children's health and risk assessment, among others, (iii) and is highly integrated with a wide array of well-funded, complementary research centers and projects. The Training Plan for the 7 pre-doctoral fellows includes a required course in Organ Systems Toxicology and Pathology and Translational Research and enrollment in one of a number of relevant elective courses. All trainees are required to attend our monthly “Research Works in Progress” meeting, the semi-annual research retreats, the Biomedical Integrity Series, and submit an Individual Development Plan and yearly progress reports. The 3 post-doctoral fellows are also encouraged to audit relevant courses. Given our excellent track record of training, as well as the outstanding and growing opportunities at the UW, we are requesting renewal of our training grant, so that we can build on our successes in training future leaders in environmental health science.
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 87 - Institutional Training/Institutional Career Development Grants
Publications See publications associated with this Grant.
Program Officer Carol Shreffler
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