The overall goal of the Career Development Program (CDP) of the CTEHR is to support training and professional development of new and transitioning environmental health investigators and physician scientists. Because the most important, scientifically interesting and challenging questions in EHS research are embedded at the interface of multiple disciplines, the CDP plays a key role in helping to facilitate the generation of new scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and formation of inter- and trans-disciplinary groups to develop the future EHS research workforce. The approach focuses on the continuum of career development from post-doctoral fellow to junior faculty and clinician scientists to established scientists pursuing environmental health research questions.


Dr. Robert C. Burghardt, PhD.
Dr. Robert C. Burghardt, PhD.Professor of Integrative Biosciences Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies The College of Veterinary Medicine


Peter Davies MD, PhD.
Peter Davies MD, PhD.Alkek Chair and Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Cancer Research
TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences and Technology


Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD.
Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD.Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine & TAMHSC Institute for Biosciences and Technology


The Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR) Career Development Program invites all students, post-docs, trainees, and faculty to participate in the Mentoring Breakfast. These sessions are an opportunity to engage with a leader in the field of environmental health research and learn about the opportunities and progress of the field.

  • C.S. Yang (October 1, 2014)
  • Marisa Bartolomei (December 2, 2014)
  • Chris Bradfield (February 18, 2015)
  • Steve Kleeberger (June 17, 2015)
  • Scott Burchiel (July 7, 2015)
  • Ting Wang (December 7, 2015)
  • Kyongbum Lee (February 12, 2016)
  • Eric Fearon (April 11, 2016)
  • Manish Arora (June 21, 2016)
  • Janine LaSalle (November 9, 2016)

Please contact Dan Na Luo ( if you are interested in participating in the CDP’s Mentoring Breakfasts.