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Your Environment. Your Health.

Dartmouth College

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leaders: Bruce A. Stanton, Tracy Punshon
Grant Number: P42ES007373
Funding Period: 2000-2020

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Project Summary (2008-2014)

The Training Core is designed to support and direct the interdisciplinary training of two postdoctoral fellows, three graduate students, and three undergraduate interns in environmental health sciences. The Core also fosters interdisciplinary training of other interested postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students at Dartmouth.

Individuals sponsored by the Training Core conduct program-specific research; they are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects (this includes interactions) with personnel in the program, beyond their mentor's laboratory and areas of expertise. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the five research projects, and the two scientific support Cores of the Program naturally foster the development of interactive research projects.

Other activities of the Training Core include participating in program-sponsored and organized seminar and symposium series; the Dartmouth SBRP quarterly and bi-annual scientific meetings (in which students and post-doctoral associates present and discuss research-in-progress with the entire program staff;) several graduate courses sponsored, organized, and taught by the Program’s faculty; graduate courses offered by faculty of the university; participation in local, regional, and national scientific meetings (where participants are encouraged to present their results to other SBRP Programs, and to the larger scientific community); fostering interactions with the NIEHS, EPA and other stakeholders; the active participation in various translation and outreach activities of the program, including other Program-associated training activities. The graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows trained by the Training Core collectively represents more than forty individuals who work in various labs that encompass five scientific projects and two research support Cores. The Core Leader oversees the conduct of this Program with the assistance of the Executive Committee.

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