Superfund Research Program
This core provides the infrastructure that drives the day-to-day operations of the Harvard Superfund Research Program. It manages financial subcontracts reimbursement and payment for services. It also directs the monthly meetings of the program investigators and, if necessary, resolves any conflicts that may arise. The core plays a critical organizational role but also assists in training, as it financed the travel of five trainees to the SRP Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky this year, as well as travel for four trainees to go to Bangladesh to participate in a Symposium on Arsenic Toxicity in Bangladesh, sponsored by Dhaka Community Hospital last January (2011). The core also works closely with the Research Translation Core, holding monthly joint meetings to review website updates, catalogue outreach and translation activities, and choose investigators to be interviewed for the newsletter. Finally, the core is the main vehicle for communicating with NIH, addressing issues around inter-project communication/coordination, and promoting communication among projects and cores.