Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Bruce A. Stanton
Grant Number: P42ES007373
Funding Period: 2000-2020
The central purpose of the Dartmouth Superfund Training Core is to provide mentoring and training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in research topics of fundamental interest to the Dartmouth SRP, and to prepare the next generation of scientists in environmental health sciences. Dartmouth has a long-standing commitment to research and teaching in environmental and biomedical science. The Dartmouth SRP builds on this foundation by providing training opportunities that cross traditional fields of study. The Core contends that multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research is more challenging and requires more rigor than single-disciplinary study and is a stronger driver of innovation and critical for solving complex public health problems. As such, the program recruits highly qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and provides teaching and mentoring opportunities for them to achieve their career goals. During this reporting period, the Core helped to organize the annual New England SRP meeting which focuses on trainee involvement. In addition, several trainees met with Congressional staffers to discuss completed and ongoing research.