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University of Arizona

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: A. Jay Gandolfi
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 1995-2025

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Project Summary (2000-2005)

It is imperative that students interested in environmental health and pollution receive an appropriate exposure to all the disciplines needed to tackle and solve environmental problems. The objective of this Training Program is to produce graduates from the various disciplines participating in our Superfund Program who are versed in the multi-disciplinary approaches needed to handle environmental problems. The University of Arizona NIEHS Superfund program is multi-disciplinary, involving researchers from environmental science, engineering, hydrology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy, pediatrics, and toxicology. The Training Program Core operates through the Superfund Program Director's office and is directed by a Committee composed of both environmental and biomedical scientists.

To accomplish this training, the program immerses the student in Environmental Health and Sciences. For example:

  • Students majoring in one discipline are required to take courses in other disciplines.
  • Professors in disciplines which are not in the major department of the student serve on the graduate committee of the student.
  • Trainees attend seminars in other disciplines.
  • All trainees participate in a new year-long Colloquium course on Environmental Health and Sciences.
  • Members of the Program participate in an annual get-together of all the Superfund investigators and students.
  • A common Resources Room is provided for the students to access material relative to the U. of Arizona Superfund Program and the whole Superfund Program.
  • A Student Homepage was developed on the UAZ SBRP Homepage where the students interact and are made aware of upcoming events, issues, and job opportunities.

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