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Your Environment. Your Health.

University of California-Berkeley

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leaders: Martyn T. Smith, Catherine P. Koshland
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2000-2022

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Project Summary (2011-2017)

The goal of the Administration Core is to provide a centralized staff to unify the research program under the Program Director and Deputy Director's guidance and facilitate the coordination of the research projects to fulfill the research goals of the grant. Specifically, this Core is responsible for:

  • Assisting the Program Director in planning and coordinating research activities;
  • Promoting and coordinate cross-disciplinary and intra-program communication to integrate program research;
  • Coordinating regular project and program meetings, and research presentations for projects/cores;
  • Coordinating reviews by the internal and external advisory boards;
  • Organizing an Annual Meeting of all investigators, guest scientists and the advisory boards;
  • Overseeing fiscal and resource management and planning;
  • Managing agency and university guideline and policy compliance;
  • Providing project/core leaders with fiscal and policy information necessary for programmatic decisions;
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with NIEHS, EPA, other Superfund Research Programs and the public;
  • Coordinating logistical support for program Researchers attending and presenting at scientific forums;
  • Assisting in organizing of national and international meetings related to the Superfund Research Program;
  • Producing all progress reports, manuscripts and other written documents related to the program in a timely manner; coordinate mandated PMC reporting;
  • Maintaining program web site and databases of publications, trainees, personnel, performance sites, and equipment inventory;
  • Providing day-to-day administrative assistance to the Director, Deputy Director, Financial Analyst, and Business Manager;
  • Coordinating University support of Program's requirements including personnel and visa management, purchasing, accounting, funds management, travel, facilities management, security, and lab safety.
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