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Duke University

Superfund Research Program

Training Core

Project Leader: Edward D. Levin
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2000-2022

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Project Summary (2000-2005)

The Training Core of the Duke Superfund Research Center provides educational services to the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and staff of the Center. The Training Core works with the Outreach Core to convey scientific results from our studies and the literature to the communities concerned with Superfund Sites. The Training Core organizes a seminar series in which scientists from around the country present their latest data concerning the chemistry, toxicology and public policy impacts of Superfund chemicals. Also, the Training Core organizes a once per year day-long Symposium at which the participants in the Center present their research findings. The Training Core also works with the Duke University Integrated Toxicology Program and the participating departments to provide courses in toxicology and related disciplines for the education of the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Center. Workshops on scientific writing and public speaking to help improve these skills in the faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to facilitate communication with both the scientific community and the public. In conjunction with the Research Core and the research projects the Training Core will organize training of the investigators, post-docs and students in new research techniques. In conjunction with the Outreach Core, the Training Core will develop educational materials to convey the latest research findings concerning the impact of Superfund chemicals on the community.

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