Superfund Research Program
Final Progress Reports
The Core coordinated and submitted the competitive renewal in April 2009 and remained very active in NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) functions (e.g., conferences, interactions with stakeholders, leveraging SRP funds). The Core has been working to add the emphasis of dust as a vector of exposure to hazardous wastes for the program's Southwestern-based Program. The Core has worked with the Research Translation Core and a few Research Projects to develop both the Iron King Mine National Superfund site and the Hayden Winkelman State Superfund site as research foci of the Program. The SRP continues to use the University's Water and Environmental Sustainability Program to allow it to expand environmental field studies into emerging pollutants of concern in the Southwest. The Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants was launched and is serving as a centralized analytical laboratory not only for the school's SRP research projects but also for environmental studies across the entire University and the State. The Administrative Core facilitated the SRP-sponsored Emerging Pollutants meeting in August and the Pacific Rim international meeting in November. A future conference proposal was submitted, based on further training and coordinating the Core's Border Hispanic community-health workers. In response to Federal Stimulus funds, the Core coordinated the submission of six proposals with one receiving support. Lastly, the Core has continued to be active in NIEHS SRP efforts, such as participating on steering committees for national SRP functions (e.g., SRP review, training meetings, annual meeting), and facilitating the impact of the Program's Outreach and Research Translation activities.