Training the next generation of diverse and innovative scientists is a key mission of NIH, NIEHS, and the Division of Translational Toxicology (DTT). The DTT has a strong history of training, with many alumni having successful careers in the field of toxicology and the specialty field of toxicologic pathology.
Toxicologic pathologists are key contributors to our growing understanding of how xenobiotics affect human health. Histopathology and clinical pathology assessments are core components of hazard identification and safety assessments of environmental chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Though there are a number of programs across the globe where a student can become versed in veterinary and comparative pathology, there are few where a pathologist can learn the unique aspects of toxicologic pathology. Toxicologic pathologists are key contributors to a rapidly evolving change in the way we do hazard assessments through the use of technology and molecular studies to model human-relevant biology in unique ways. Accordingly, the DTT’s experiences are a unique resource.
The DTT is committed to sharing our experiences and knowledge with as broad and diverse an audience as we can. The value of our experiences is significantly increased if we extend the opportunities to learn beyond the walls of NIEHS. We believe that we have a responsibility to help educate the next generation of scientific leaders. Accordingly, it is our honor and privilege to provide the resources you’ll find in this Global Toxicologic Pathology Training Program as we invent and apply the future of applied toxicology.
Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.
Scientific Director, DTT