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Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core - Research Translation

Research Translation Coordinator: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2020-2024

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Project Summary (2005-2010)

Note: As of the most recent reissue of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program Request for Applications (RFA-ES-18-002), research translation in these multiproject center grants is now part of the Administrative Core. The research translation efforts are now facilitated by the Administrative Core and led by the Research Translation Coordinator.

The University of Arizona (UA) SRP Center Administrative Core seeks innovative ways to increase the impact of the Center including building partnerships within the UA, with sister SRP Centers, and with stakeholders, including NIEHS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, state agencies, communities, and the mining industry.

The overall goal of the Center is to address the management, remediation, and health effects of environmental pollutants, namely arsenic and other metals, related to the metal mining industry in the U.S. Southwest. The Administrative Core promotes the exchange of scientific information at all levels through interaction with NIEHS and stakeholders and the translation of research products to risk assessment, intervention, education, and hazardous waste site management and remediation. They creatively leverage the Center to expand their research base and their ability to test and transfer new exposure assessment, intervention, and remediation technologies. The Core also facilitates the UA SRP to serve as a global resource for human and environmental health issues associated with metal mining.

The Administrative Core leads the Center in the development of innovative, cost-effective, long-term, evidence-based solutions that will effect change in the current mining industry practices and ensure the protection of human health and the environment.

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