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2018 Environmental Health Scholars Award

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The Environmental Health Scholars Program (EHSP) is based at Duke University and is led by H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., George Barth Geller Professor of Research in Cancer, and Chief of the Section of Applied Therapeutics in the Division of Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery in the Duke School of Medicine. The EHSP was established to support investigators whose research focuses on environmental factors and the associated disease risk or occurrence among the population of North Carolina. Special emphasis is encouraged on initiatives that examine the economic and policy issues that shape outcomes in disease prevention and can associate environmental factors and health probabilities.

In 2018 the EHSP will offer to qualified students or post-docs an award of $5,000 to support novel research in these areas. Guidelines and qualifications are as follows:

  • Individuals should be actively enrolled and in good standing at Duke University.
  • Project should be accomplished during the summer of 2018.
  • Students must be mentored by one or two faculty members.
  • Application consists of a curriculum vitae, a two to three page description of the project and letter(s) of recommendation from their mentor(s). Previous winners may apply for a second award, but in addition to the above, must submit a summary of their findings and the rationale for continuing their project.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is February 16, 2018 and should be sent to
  • Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring of 2018.
  • Determination of award recipients is non-appealable.

Questions related to the award should be directed to the EHSP coordinator at, phone: 919-681-9609.