Superfund Research Program
The primary objectives of the Administrative Core are accomplished through 3 specific objectives including: providing fiscal management and administrative support, facilitating scientific activities (research, training and communication) and disseminating information gaining within the general framework of the Superfund program.
Through the year the core provides support for various seminar and programs of interests to its’ investigators and students. These include an Environmental Toxicology Seminar Series, University of California Toxic Substances Research and Training Program Annual Symposium, UC Davis Biotechnology Research Program Seminars, and the Annual UC Davis Napa Conference for Environmental Health Scientists. The core also organizes and facilitates a monthly investigator meeting program at which a project or core gives an update on their progress. Attendance is mandatory for both investigators and students. Interaction is thus maintained and collaborations develop and strengthen.
During the past year the core has focused on the development of policies to assure the fiscal integrity of the program while improving procedures and communication about these issues to investigators. The core has also been engaged in the recruitment of the Research Translation Core Manager.