Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Co-Investigator: Robert Clark Lantz
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2000-2025
Project Summary (2017-2020)
The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Center Administrative Core is the "glue" that holds the many parts of their Center together making the "whole" of their Center greater than the sum of the individual research projects and cores. This Core integrates the components of their Center to meet the needs of the overall NIEHS Superfund Research Program, their stakeholders, and their community.
The Administrative Core encompasses both management details as well as the creative development of their Center. Management includes responsibility for Project and Core supervision, direction, planning, coordination, stakeholder communication and financial accountability of the UA SRP Center. Development involves seeking innovative ways to increase the impact of their Center including developing partnerships within the University of Arizona, with the other SRP Centers, with their stakeholders (the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, State agencies, and communities), and with the mining industry.
The overall goal of the UA SRP Administrative Core is to address the management, remediation, and health effects of environmental pollutants (arsenic and other metals) related to the metal mining industry in the US Southwest. The Administrative Core objectives are to:
- Manage and coordinate the research projects and cores to ensure attainment of the Center's proposed research, training, and translational objectives;
- Promote the exchange of scientific information at all levels through interaction with NIEHS and stakeholders and translation of their research products for risk assessment, intervention, education, and hazardous waste site management and remediation;
- Creatively "leverage" their Center to expand their research base and their ability to test and transfer new exposure assessment, intervention, and remediation technologies; and
- Facilitate the UA SRP to serve as a global resource for human and environmental health issues associated with metal mining.