"Perhaps the most significant and long-lasting consequence of the Institute for International Cooperative
Environmental Research (IICER) at Florida State University is the opportunity it provides to initiate
international cooperative efforts since, in the final analysis, it will be individuals working together
who will solve our environmental problems."
Executive Director, ICER
Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research addresses problems associated with environmental impacts
to human health not only in Florida, but nationally and worldwide. The CBTR accomplishes these goals by
conducting research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conducting focused technical training activities,
and providing technical support services to government at the local, regional, national and international
levels. CBTR faculty, staff and students have conducted numerous projects related to public health and
environmental research and training for the Florida Departments of Environmental Protection, Health, Labor
and Employment Security as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Institute for Cooperative Environmental Research conducts scientific cooperation that not only results in
rapid and cost-effective advances in environmental research, but also provides increased educational and
research opportunities for students. This student involvement is made evident by the significant
participation of both undergraduate and graduate students in all of the ICER activities, as well as in
the scholarships provided to students through the ICER's international symposium series and workshops. The
workshops, training courses, and symposia which the ICER conducts are all important parts of its
cooperative international environmental program.