Seminars & Symposia

Our public and for-credit seminar series is held weekly during both fall and spring semesters. They are generally held in the Nicholas School’s Grainger Hall on Duke’s West Campus, Fridays in the fall and Thursdays in the spring.  For those interested in attending as a for-credit course, the course number is Pharm 847-S / ENV 847-S for the fall series and Pharm 848-S / ENV 848-S for the spring series.

The purpose of this seminar series for graduate students is two-fold.  First, it exposes trainees to the latest cutting-edge research presented by ITEHP faculty as well as scientists from the Research Triangle area and nationwide.  Second, it also provides a forum in which the trainees hone their presentation skills.

The highlight of each semester is a day-long symposium event on a focused topic relevant to the field of environmental health and toxicology.  Previous symposium topics have included environmental health and environmental justice, breast cancer and the environment, emerging contaminants in the environment, and neurotoxicology.

Click HERE to go to the current seminar & symposium schedule.

These events are always free and open to the public.  They are well-attended by our colleagues located in the Research Triangle Park and other nearby academic institutions such as UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), and North Carolina State University (NCSU).

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