NIH-funded Summer Research Experience in Environmental Health (SREEH)
The Yale SREEH Program brings a group of students enrolled in Connecticut universities to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to motivate and prepare a diverse group of undergraduate students enrolled in Connecticut colleges and universities to pursue higher education and careers on the leading edge of environmental health sciences by introducing them to five major emerging topics and research tools:
- Climate and energy
- The developmental origin of disease
- Green chemistry
- Novel approaches to assessing environmental exposures
- Health disparities
The SREEH program will immerse students in an academic research setting and expose them to Environmental Health Science by involving them in a working relationship with faculty mentors from the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale School of Medicine, Forestry & Environmental Studies, and the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The focus of the program is primarily on research and on the methods of professional research. Students will learn advanced laboratory methods and conduct Ph.D. level research in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, work closely with mentors and participate in weekly seminars and workshops on our emerging topics and tools, in addition to applying to graduate school, career development, responsible conduct of research and laboratory safety. The considerable resources available at Yale for the students will include the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, The Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, The Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative, The SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, AiR, Climate and Health) Center and the Yale School of Public Health Center for Metabolomics. Students will also visit research facilities that use our emerging environmental health research tools at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The program will culminate in a student research day with a final research presentation.
How to Apply:
Students selected to participate will be notified directly no later than June 15 and a waitlist created. Selected applicants will have two weeks to accept. If slots are still available after the two-week period, we will notify waitlisted applicants.