This application requests support for 3 pre-doctoral students and 1 postdoctoral fellow for the first two years and support for 4 pre-doctoral students and 2 postdoctoral fellows for the next three years for the Joint Graduate Program in Exposure Science (JGPES) of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences/UNMDJ and Environmental Sciences/Rutgers University. The JGPES has seventeen faculty members from four departments of the two universities and has trained thirty-three doctoral students to date. The central mission of the JGPES is to train pre- and postdoctoral trainees with a broad knowledge of human exposure science and its applications to the environmental health sciences, and to provide rigorous training in their specialized area of research. The JGPES is the first Exposure Science Doctoral Degree granting program in the United States, the availability and evolution of a wide range of courses to meet the emerging needs in this field, and it's being housed within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), a multidisciplinary research center dedicated entirely to environmental health research. The JGPES association with EOHSI provides a unique multidisciplinary environment for fostering collaborative relationship among developing scientists and training scholars in conducting interdisciplinary research. The curriculum and research opportunities offered by the JGPES are designed to encourage innovation, originality of research, and leadership skills. The requested number of trainees is consistent with the expected growth of the program and field of exposure science over the next five years. The JGPES offers its trainees an unusual opportunity to closely interact with toxicologists, physician-scientists and clinical researchers at the interface of exposure science and human health through the use of measurement of biomarkers, application of "omic" techniques and toxicokinetic modeling. Graduates of the JGPES acquire a depth of knowledge and research experience at the cutting edge of the field of exposure science that allows them to build independent, multidisciplinary research programs within the broader field of environmental health.
Understanding human exposure to environmental chemical and biological agents is a key component of protecting and improving public health. This proposal would establish the first training grant to educate the next generation of independent scholars in exposure science to enable them to develop research programs to adequately address the emerging issues in that field and to collaborate with other scientists in research in the overarching discipline of environmental health.
|Patton, Allison P; Calderon, Leonardo; Xiong, Youyou et al. (2016) Airborne Particulate Matter in Two Multi-Family Green Buildings: Concentrations and Effect of Ventilation and Occupant Behavior. Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:|
|Sagona, Jessica A; Shalat, Stuart L; Wang, Zuocheng et al. (2016) Comparison of particulate matter exposure estimates in young children from personal sampling equipment and a robotic sampler. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol :|
|Patton, Allison P; Laumbach, Robert; Ohman-Strickland, Pamela et al. (2016) Scripted drives: A robust protocol for generating exposures to traffic-related air pollution. Atmos Environ (1994) 143:290-299|
|Wang, Zuocheng; CalderÃ³n, Leonardo; Patton, Allison P et al. (2016) Comparison of real-time instruments and gravimetric method when measuring particulate matter in a residential building. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 66:1109-1120|
|Patton, Allison P; Zamore, Wig; Naumova, Elena N et al. (2015) Transferability and generalizability of regression models of ultrafine particles in urban neighborhoods in the Boston area. Environ Sci Technol 49:6051-60|
|Han, Taewon; Wren, Melody; DuBois, Kelsey et al. (2015) Application of ATP-based bioluminescence for bioaerosol quantification: effect of sampling method. J Aerosol Sci 90:114-123|
|Pavilonis, Brian T; Lioy, Paul J; Guazzetti, Stefano et al. (2015) Manganese concentrations in soil and settled dust in an area with historic ferroalloy production. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 25:443-50|
|Sagona, Jessica A; Shalat, Stuart L; Wang, Zuocheng et al. (2015) Evaluation of particle resuspension in young children's breathing zone using stationary and robotic (PIPER) aerosol samplers. J Aerosol Sci 85:30-41|
|Pavilonis, Brian T; Weisel, Clifford P; Buckley, Brian et al. (2014) Bioaccessibility and Risk of Exposure to Metals and SVOCs in Artificial Turf Field Fill Materials and Fibers. Risk Anal 34:44-55|
|Patton, Allison P; Perkins, Jessica; Zamore, Wig et al. (2014) Spatial and temporal differences in traffic-related air pollution in three urban neighborhoods near an interstate highway. Atmos Environ (1994) 99:309-321|
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