Superfund Research Program
Project Summary (2006-2009)
The Administrative Core provides overall direction and administrative support to the entire Program. This Core is directed by Dr. Harvey Checkoway, who is the University of Washington Program Director. Dr. Checkoway is assisted by the Deputy Director, Dr. David Eaton, the Program Manager, and the Program Coordinator. Administrative and scientific advice is provided by an Internal Executive Committee, composed of Project and Core Directors, and the External Science Advisory Board that includes accomplished environmental scientists from academia and Federal government agencies. The essential functions of the Administrative Core are: 1) to plan and coordinate research activities, including the integration of cross-disciplinary collaborations; 2) to coordinate the activities of research projects with the Research Translation, Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics, Community Outreach, and Training cores; 3) to ensure efficient management of budgets and personnel matters; and, 4) to oversee preparation of noncompeting grant renewal applications. In addition, the Administrative Core works closely with the Research Translation and Outreach Cores to implement a structured program of information dissemination of our research to NIEHS administrators and scientists, Regional and Federal government administrators and scientists, community residents, and appropriate representatives from the private sector.