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Texas A&M University

Superfund Research Program

Research Translation Core

Project Leader: Kirby C. Donnelly
Grant Number: P42ES004917
Funding Period: 2005-2008

Project Summary (2005-2008)

The Research Translation Core of the Texas A&M Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) performs activities conducted in previous years by either the Outreach or Field Studies Core. The major focus of this core is to integrate SBRP test protocols into risk characterization, and to collaborate with the USEPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) staff to provide training and rapid communication of research results. In addition, the Core maintains lines of communication with State and Federal regulators to identify information needs. The objectives of this core include:

  1. Collaborate with site managers in USEPA Regions 6 (Dallas) and 10 (Seattle) in support of risk characterization activities at Superfund sites;
  2. Conduct periodic meetings with USEPA and TCEQ personnel to identify information needs and communicate research results;
  3. Develop web-based and distance learning programs for training of regulatory personnel; and,
  4. Organize a biennial conference on Central and Eastern European Environmental Health.

Activities of the Research Translation Core focus on direct application of results to exposure or risk characterization at Superfund sites and support the transfer of bioassay protocols into risk characterization of complex mixtures.

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