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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Center for Environmental Genetics

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The CEG aims to identify promising early stage investigators and enhance their professional development through interdisciplinary education, mentoring and research support. In so doing, we aim to advance environmental health science at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and collaborating institutions. The program seeks physician-scientists, basic scientists, and population health researchers who can successfully traverse the interface between their respective disciplines and studies in environmental health science, in order to build productive, transdisciplinary, applied research careers.

Historically, CEG New Investigator Scholar (NIS) awards supported graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with demonstrated enthusiasm and strong potential for careers focused on the study of gene-environment interactions and their implications for human health and disease. Next Generation Biomedical Investigator (NGBI) awards traditionally have been given to likewise promising full-time junior-level faculty members (research or tenure track). From 2007 through 2017, the CEG career development program supported 76 awardees. Our 23 Next Generation Biomedical Investigators alone have produced more than 133 peer-reviewed publications, 22 internal grants, and 28 external grants amounting to  >$10,000,000 or a return on investment of more than 30 to 1 since program inception. Many of our New Investigator Scholars have likewise advanced to tenure track academic positions, obtained subsequent major funding via K99/R00 and R01 awards, and are embarked on highly productive independent research careers.

While the NIS and NGBI award mechanisms are no longer offered in the current P30 grant cycle, the CEG maintains a robust career development initiative. UC and CCHMC faculty members who are interested in the study of gene-environment interactions are encouraged to contact the CEG for more information about opportunities for mentoring, collaboration and funding.