The role of the Training Core is to provide an infrastructure and environment that promotes the development of post-doctoral and graduate students in the highly interdisciplinary field of health effects engineering science. It focuses on recruiting and multidisciplinary education of graduate and postdoctoral students.
Biomedically-oriented, environmental interdisciplinary research is the theme of this Center, and as such, requires a cross-cutting training program in support of the Superfund Center’s educational activities. The Training Core is establishing an aggressive recruiting program for prospective post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Students from diverse ethnic, gender, and scientific back grounds are being prepared through a set of core graduate courses and a research rotation program to make valuable contributors to the environmental workforce.