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University of Arizona

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2000-2025
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Project Summary (2010-2015)

The UA SBRP Administrative Core is the "glue" that holds the many parts of the Program together, making the "whole" of the Program greater than the sum of the individual research projects and cores. This Core integrates the many components of the Program to meet the needs of the overall NIEHS Superfund, stakeholders, and the community. The Administrative Core has both managerial duties as well as important developmental efforts. These include responsibility for the supervision, direction, planning, coordination, and financial accountability of the entire UA Superfund Basic Research Program.

The overall objectives are:

  1. to manage and coordinate the research projects and support cores to ensure attainment of the Program's proposed research and service objectives
  2. to interact with NIEHS and stakeholders to facilitate transfer of UA research products for risk assessment, intervention, education, and hazardous waste site management and remediation
  3. to provide guidance for the direction of the UA SBRP
  4. to "leverage" the Program's research with other sources of support in order to expand UA's research base, and their ability to test and transfer new risk assessment, intervention, and remediation technologies
  5. to promote the exchange of scientific information at all levels

The Administrative Core handles all the financial aspects concerning the UA SBRP and associated Projects. To stimulate new collaborations or efforts the Administrative Core supports pilot projects. The Administrative Core seeks input from its Advisory Boards to assure our UA SBRP investigations are timely and focused. Finally the Administrative Core, in conjunctions with the Research Translation Core, acts as the conduit for information to stakeholders and as the point of contact to the public.

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