Superfund Research Program
Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Education is a life-long process and the research team encourages their students to seek out new challenges and activities to enrich their educational experience, whether they are at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral level. This philosophy has engendered a large group of successful Trainees who continue to express that they appreciate that the University of Arizona (UA) SRP provides opportunities to: 1) to present at local and national meetings; 2) engage in working with communities that are impacted by proximity to contamination; 3) meet and work with mining industry stakeholders to understand health, safety, and environmental issues from their perspective and to develop innovative solutions to the challenges that industry faces; 4) work with cutting edge scientists on undergraduate, thesis, dissertation and post-doctoral research; 5) develop writing skills by writing manuscripts, applying for scholarships, and in some cases write grants or reports. The research team’s most popular activity continues to be participation of Trainees in a research translation or community engagement activity. The success of the Training Core in meeting the research team’s objectives is best illustrated by the research team’s continuing track record of honors and award to the research team’s Trainees and more importantly, the placement and success of UA SRP graduates in positions that have direct impact on human and environmental health.