Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences Program Accepting Applications


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The University of Kentucky is presenting a research-training program for undergraduates after their sophomore year who are interested in careers in environmental health sciences.

The Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program will run from June 5 to Aug. 11, 2017 and is sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Students will gain valuable research experience in environmental exposures such as heavy metals, organics, soil-based pathogens, nanomaterials, tobacco smoke and radon, and environmentally associated diseases, such as cancer, neuropathology and metabolic diseases.

Students will also network with local scientists and professionals in Environmental Health Sciences, attend workshops in careers and professional development skills and present original research.

Student applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, prior research experience, demonstrate a commitment to research and have a strong interest in environmental health sciences careers.

Deadline for applications to the SURES Program is March 15. Applications are accepted online. For more information, contact Veronique Thibault (, Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator, at 859-323-6124.

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