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Louisiana State University

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leader: Stephania A. Cormier
Grant Number: P42ES013648
Funding Period: 2011-2018
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Project Summary (2011-2018)

The goal of the Administrative Core (AC) is to foster innovative research by providing support services and leadership for the Center. The LSU-SRP brings together biomedical and non-biomedical researchers to examine the human health impacts of fine particles and ultrafine particles contaminated with hazardous substances. The function of the Administrative Core is to provide overarching leadership to the program and manage resources. The AC provides overall program management, sponsor interface, management, record keeping, and budget administration functions for the Center. It also coordinates the functions of the research projects, research support cores, and non-technical cores and oversees the transfer of samples among cores to ensure efficiency of the research efforts.

The core is staffed by:

  • A Director, the Center PI, Dr. Barry Dellinger
  • An Associate Director and co-Director for biomedical research. Dr. Wayne Backes
  • An Assistant Director, Dr. Maud Walsh
  • An Administrative Assistant, Ms. Tina Black

In addition, Mr. Jerry Steward is the QA/QC and Health and Safety Officer and reports directly to Dr. Dellinger. External and internal advisory committees provide third-party advice to the PI and co-PI on the management and technical progress of the Center. Communication within the Center is facilitated by bi-weekly Project Leader staff meetings and monthly center meetings. The Project Leader meetings will be concerned with operational aspects of the Center and communication of key research findings and questions. The monthly center meetings, which are open to all senior center personnel, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, will focus on research progress through a rotating seminar and question/discussion/answer session. On a quarterly basis, the monthly center meetings will also be used to apprise and update senior center personnel on current fiscal and resource matters for the Center. The AC, with the help of the advisory committees, will work to identify and pursue additional funding sources for the Center.


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