Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Resources for Penn SRP Center Trainees

Welcome to the Penn SRP Center

This site was created to help orient current and prospective trainees to resources available within our Center program.

  1. The theme of the Center is “Asbestos, fate, exposure, remediation, and adverse health effects.”
  2. Check out the individual Projects and Cores in order to learn more about the diverse techniques and resources that are available to you.
  3. The Center marries the disciplines of environmental science (ES) (School of Arts and Sciences, SAS) with environmental health sciences (EHS) (Perelman School of Medicine, PSOM).
  4. The Mission of the Center is to provide cross-training in environmental science and environmental health sciences to ensure that all trainees master the necessary skills and have a sufficient knowledge base to understand the hazards of superfund waste sites and use this knowledge to help remediate these sites and their ensuing health effects either in academia or government settings.
  5. Predoctoral trainees are recruited from the Masters of Environmental Studies (MES) or Biology graduate programs (SAS) or the Certificate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (CPEHS) (Biomedical Graduate Studies, PSOM), and will undergo meaningful cross-training in their opposing discipline and work towards a PhD degree.  Cross-training will be accomplished by taking relevant course work selected from the MES or CPEHS. Each student will be required to complete field-work (non-biomedical component) and a laboratory rotation (biomedical component) before their candidacy examination for thesis dissertation. Optional elements may include translational science training experiences in risk assessment and communication (Community Engagement Core), in commercialization of disclosures of invention working through the Center of Technology Transfer (CTT)-Fellows Program (Research Translation Core), and in regulatory science through a unique EPA-Summers Fellows Program. Thesis dissertation is performed in a Project or Core laboratory of the Penn-SRP. The program is flexible so that trainees already pursuing thesis work will be able to take portions of the training program.
  6. Postdoctoral trainees are individuals working in Penn-SRP laboratories who after completing an individualized development plan can take any portion of the interdisciplinary training program including optional elements.
  7. All Trainees must complete an Individual Development Plan.
  8. Trainees should be members of the Penn SRP Center Trainee List Serve.  You can request to join by clicking this link.
  9. Trainees are expected to attend all of the Penn SRP Center community events.  You will be notified through the listserv.