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Michigan State University

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leader: Norbert E. Kaminski
Grant Number: P42ES004911
Funding Period: 1995-2020

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Project Summary (2006-2013)

The Administrative Core provides support for the research, training and information and technology transfer in this program. The Core is located within the offices of the Center for Integrative Toxicology at Michigan State University, a unit coordinating campus-wide multidisciplinary activities in environmental and molecular toxicology. Staff for the Administrative Core includes a part-time accountant/administrator and a part-time secretary. The Core organizes and supports regularly scheduled meetings and video-conferencing for exchange of research and administrative information among the entire research group. It prepares progress reports and other information that is required by the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) administration. Fiscal responsibilities attributed to the Core include management and dissemination of funds to research projects and cores, monitoring of expenditures, and communication and reporting as required by NIEHS fiscal administration personnel. The Core takes leadership in and organizes activities involving communication with government officials and personnel regarding the research program. Communications required for technology transfer are enhanced through Core activities, including updating of website information concerning research progress. A Pilot Project Program providing non-NIH funds for initiation of new research projects is being administered by the Core.

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