Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Kim Boekelheide
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2005-2021
Project Summary (2009-2014)
The primary objective of the Administrative Core is to promote, organize and facilitate the cross disciplinary research activities of the SBRP around environmental health, land re-use and co-exposure issues in Rhode Island. Brown University's SBRP, "Reuse in Rhode Island: a State-based Approach to Complex Exposures," began funding in April 2005. The elements that guide the program focus on mixed exposures, take a state-based approach to environmental health research, technology development, and contaminated land re-use with Rhode Island as the laboratory. During the initial three years of funding, the program has established itself as an innovative program of intellectual activity and of basic research and applied science at Brown and throughout Rhode Island. Brown SBRP’s newly established Center for Environmental Health and Technology (CEHT), officially recognized by the Brown University Corporation in Spring 2007, has strengthened the identity, status and capabilities of the Brown SBRP. CEHT provides a structure for expanding SBRP program research and core activities, and facilitates collaboration with other programs within Brown University, and with community and government agencies within the State of Rhode Island. The objectives of the Brown SBRP include:
- Develop processes that support and accommodate the growth of the interdisciplinary basic and applied research and training.
- Maintain a communication structure that strengthens team building and facilitates the dissemination of information.
- Implement mechanisms that will optimally promote the program's objectives and ensure the best and responsible use of the available resources.