Location Matters

Not every day will be spent in class or at the bench! Lucky for us Durham, NC is fast becoming known as America’s foodiest small city. Durham is also a thriving, innovative and creative community. There’s never a shortage of fun activities to do in Durham! Whether it’s a leisurely walk along the Eno River, or a Durham Bulls baseball game, or even a Broadway Show at the vibrant Durham Performing Arts Center, this city offers a hive of interesting and diverse recreational diversions.

Here at Duke University, the UPEH is also perfectly geographically situated to allow for an enhanced academic experience for students pursuing research in environmental health and toxicology. The Research Triangle Park is a 15-minute drive away and, along with proximity to NIEHS and US EPA, offers access to organizations such as RTI International, The Hamner Institutes, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, as well as companies like Syngenta, Glaxo Smith Kline, and Bayer Crop Science. Proximity like this means that our students are able to network and interact with their future colleagues and also have unparalleled opportunities for obtaining employment in their chosen fields. You can read more about the Research Triangle Park here.

The Triangle (comprised of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill) is also home to world-class academic institutions – Duke, UNC, and NC State are each located within a 30 minute drive of each other. Via the Duke Interinstitutional Agreement, Duke students are eligible to take classes at both UNC and NC State as well as several other universities in the region. And as a Duke student, we think you might also enjoy participating in another type of institutional interaction…sports!