Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Co-Investigator: Robert Clark Lantz
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2000-2025
Project Summary (2015-2017)
The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Administrative Core is the "glue" that holds the many parts of the UA SRP Center 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 Center to meet the needs of the overall NIEHS Superfund Research Program, stakeholders, and community. The Administrative Core encompasses both management details as well as the creative development of the Center. Management includes responsibility for the supervision, direction, planning, coordination, communication with stakeholders, and financial accountability of the UA SRP. Development involves seeking innovative ways to increase the impact of the Center including developing partnerships within the University of Arizona, with sister SRPs, with stakeholders (EPA, ATSDR, state agencies, communities), and with the mining industry.
The overall goal of the UA SRP Center is to address the management, remediation, and health effects of environmental pollutants (arsenic and other metals) related to the metal mining industry in the U.S. Southwest. The Administrative Core objectives are:
- To manage and coordinate the research projects and support cores to ensure attainment of the Center's proposed research, training, and translational objectives;
- To promote the exchange of scientific information at all levels through interaction with NIEHS and stakeholders and translation of research products for risk assessment, intervention, education, and hazardous waste site management and remediation;
- To creatively "leverage" the UA SRP Center to expand their research base, and their ability to test and transfer new risk assessment, intervention, and remediation technologies; and
- To facilitate the UA SRP to serve as a global resource for human and environmental health issues associated with metal mining.