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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core - Research Translation

Project Leader: Sarah Yelton
Grant Number: P42ES031007
Funding Period: 2020-2025

Project Summary

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 theme of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) SRP Center is “Identifying novel methods to reduce inorganic arsenic exposure and elucidating mechanisms underlying inorganic arsenic-induced metabolic dysfunction with a vision for disease prevention.” With relevance to the communities in North Carolina and the United States, the UNC SRP Center aims to discover biological mechanisms and susceptibility factors underlying inorganic arsenic-associated metabolic dysfunction/diabetes, develop novel methods and technologies to predict inorganic arsenic contamination and reduce arsenic exposure; and translate the science of the UNC SRP Center to key stakeholders in North Carolina and the larger SRP program, and engage vulnerable communities.

The Administrative Core develops effective research translation and communication strategies for UNC SRP Center stakeholders related to inorganic arsenic reduction and disease prevention. Stakeholders include state and federal agencies, vulnerable populations, healthcare professionals and educators, and the broader scientific community. The Administrative Core oversees the research translation activities of the Center through a Research Translation Coordinator to promote effective communication with the NIEHS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, local health directors, and community partners including Clean Water for North Carolina and the Winyah Rivers Foundation.

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