The Texas A&M School of Public Health has been awarded a 5-year, Training Project Grant of $750,000 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant will provide five (5) department of environmental and occupational health graduate students’ tuition assistance, travel to conferences, and a monthly stipend.
NIOSH is mandated to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Training Project Grants are one of the principal means for meeting this mandate. For students, receiving one of the competitive award slots via this training grant is a widely recognized and highly prized honor.
“It is fantastic to be able to continue this ongoing relationship between Texas A&M and NIOSH to train up the next generation of occupational health professionals through this training grant,” Dr. Mark Benden, training grant principal investigator.
Previous NIOSH training grant trainees from the department of environmental and occupational health have gone on to prestigious careers including many with professional certifications and successful funding streams of their own such as Dr. Kristen Miller, who was a NIOSH trainee in 2012 and recently received her first R01 award from the National Institutes of Health.