Duke’s Superfund Research Center (SRC) has a strong desire to provide our students with the best training possible – in the classroom, in the lab, and in the community. We do this through our Training Core, led by Dr. Ed Levin within Duke’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
The Training core provides educational support for all the projects and cores of our program. This includes recruiting and supporting promising undergraduate students to work in each of the projects and cores, providing first-hand experience with research in environmental health sciences.
Interested in training experiences with us?
Each summer we bring undergraduate and masters students into our labs to get research experience. Visit our Training Opportunities page for more information and to apply.
What does our training look like?
In the classroom – Our students come from the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Pratt School of Engineering, both of which maintain a robust list of courses to train students in the skills they need. As part of this training, Superfund, in partnership with Duke’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, hosts a Friday seminar featuring a combination of guest lecturers and Duke students and faculty to discuss the latest research on effects of exposure to toxic substances.
Check here for the current seminar schedule.
In the lab – Our labs feature high-tech instruments and are capable of supporting a variety of experiments and analyses for the SRC. Visit our pages for the Neural and Behavioral Toxicology Assessment Core and Analytical Chemistry Core for more information.
In the community – We know that at some point our students will need to talk about their research, or science in general, with someone who is not trained in the same field as them. We are constantly seeking out opportunities for our students and faculty to share information about their research to community members and/or organizations, student groups, public schools, museums, and policymakers.