IEHS training and mentorship opportunities for:


The IEHS Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides structured research activities for undergraduate students interested in environmental health solutions. We strive to provide opportunities to any undergraduate students interested in environmental health solutions research; however, we specifically encourage applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. We aim to foster diversity and inclusion, as well as provide a foundational research training experience. No research experience is required, as many of our past students have joined the program both with and without prior research experience.

Learn more about UROP training and mentorship opportunities.

Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers

The IEHS has numerous successful faculty members from across the Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, among others. If interested, please reach out to our program manager for current opportunities. If you are already in graduate school or are a post-doctoral researcher and have an interest in the IEHS mission, please reach out to our Program Manager, Dr. Lisa Smeester, to discuss possibilities for collaboration.

Junior faculty

The IEHS senior faculty are interested in supporting the training of junior faculty. We partner with junior faculty interested in including environmental health solution-based research in their future activities and have assisted in several successful K award applications. We strive by helping you achieve research independence.

International students and visiting scholars

The IEHS provides research and training opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill that foster international partnerships between the IEHS and other entities. For more information, please contact the IEHS Program Manager, Dr. Lisa Smeester.

Director: Rebecca Fry, PhD
Program Manager: Lauren Eaves, PhD

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