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Your Environment. Your Health.

Progress Reports: Duke University: Training Core

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: Joel N. Meyer
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2000-2022

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The Training Core provided a wide range of activities to support both cross-disciplinary and individualized training in science, as well as in community engagement, research translation, and ethics and responsible conduct of research. A highlight was a highly successful seminar series and symposia in both Spring and Fall 2017, with attendances ranging from 40–100+. This year, the seminar series included an "Introduction to Superfund" day-long symposium which introduced all Duke Superfund Research Program participants to each other, as well as covering the history of the Superfund Program broadly (presented by keynote speaker Bill Suk, Ph.D., from NIEHS) and at Duke specifically (presented by Center PI Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D.). This series offers an excellent opportunity for networking both with speakers and other attendees; the Core regularly has attendees from other area Universities, as well as the EPA and NIEHS. Other highlights included support for trainee travel to scientific conferences including the Superfund Annual Meeting; ongoing interactions with and training via the Research Translation Core and Community Engagement Core; research support, including trainee-initiated mini-grants and mentoring opportunities; and career development activities, including non-academic opportunities. Overall, these activities provide their trainees with an outstanding capacity to carry out and communicate about Superfund-relevant research and move into careers in environmental health in the future.

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