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University of Washington

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: Evan P. Gallagher
Grant Number: P42ES004696
Funding Period: 2015-2023
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Project Summary (2015-2017)

The Training Core is structured to facilitate interdisciplinary training among the Research Projects and Cores. The Core has three interconnected emphases:

  • Research experience with University of Washington (UW) SRP biomedical and environmental science projects;
  • Experience interfacing with governmental agencies and stakeholders; and
  • General aspects of professional development.

The Training Core will contribute to the support of advanced degree and doctoral students in the departments represented by the UW SRP, including Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Genome Sciences, and Civil Engineering.

All trainees engage in research projects that are compatible with both the trainees' backgrounds and their research interests. Trainees are required to participate in SRP activities, and encouraged to complete rotations in other UW SRP labs or cores. A strong emphasis is placed on providing rotation experience in the Research Translation and Community Engagement Cores, which will be especially beneficial to trainees who will ultimately seek careers that bridge the conduct of research with translation. A rotation internship with EPA Region 10 is also being developed as an option, especially as the UW SRP Center develops increasing partnerships with federal and state government agencies. The Training Core also makes concerted efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented minority trainees, leveraging existing UW diversity program resources.

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