2019 - Undergraduate Research Experience In Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program

Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences 
(SURES) Program (2019)

A research-training program for undergraduates after their sophomore year. 
This program is specifically for students who are interested in a careers in environmental health sciences

Students will:

• Gain research experience in research in:

            -Environmental exposures (heavy metals, organics, soil-based pathogens, nanomaterials, tobacco smoke and radon)
           -Environmentally associated diseases (cancer, neuropathology and metabolic diseases)  

•Network with local scientists and professionals in Environmental Health Sciences 
•Attend Workshops in Careers and Professional Development Skills 
•Present original research

The mentors available this summer are: 



Gang Chen, PhD 

Carcinogenesis; Neuroscience

Mark Coyne, PhD

Environmental contamination/soil environment

Yvonne Fondufe- Mittendorf, PhD

Epigenetics; Carcinogenesis

Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN

Community-Engaged Research; Chemoprevention

Paul Murphy, PhD

Metal Toxicology/ Neuroscience

Kevin Pearson, PhD

PCBs, Nutrition and Perinatal Exposure

Kelly Pennell, PhD, PE

Stakeholder-Engaged Research; Environmental Fate

Spear, Brett

Biochemical Toxicology; Carcinogenesis; Cardiovascular Disease

Daret St. Clair, PhD

Oxidative stress; Carcinogenesis

Hollie Swanson, PhD

PCBs, Nutrition and Biochemical Toxicology

Olga Tsyusko, PhD

Nanomaterial Toxicity

Jason Unrine, PhD

Nanomaterial and Metal Toxicity

Robert Yokel, PhD

Nanomaterial Toxicity

Changcheng Zhou, PhD

Biochemical Toxicology; Cardiovascular Disease



Application Deadline: March 8th, 2019
Applicants Notified: March 26, 2019
Program Dates: May 28 - August 2, 2019
Stipend of $4,000

Criteria for selection: academic standing, minimum GPA of 3.0 required, prior or demonstrated research experience,
commitment to research and interest in environmental health sciences careers.

Students are responsible for finding local housing for the 10-week duration of the SURF program. 
Additional funding for room and board is not available”

Please contact Veronique Thibault if you have any issue submitting your application.

Sponsored by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information:
Dr. Hollie Swanson
or 859-323-1463