Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Brian K. Kinkle
Grant Number: P42ES004908
Funding Period: 2001 - 2006
- Project Summary
Final Progress Reports
The goal of this core is to develop research scientists with the highest training in their respective disciplines, i.e. environmental health, chemistry, microbiology, molecular genetics, and environmental engineering, who also are knowledgeable and capable of addressing multi-disciplinary environmental problems with innovative research approaches.
The Training Core currently provides support for three Ph.D. trainees. Additional Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate students, as well as post-doctoral research assistants, receive training through their work in the various research projects. Collaborative efforts between the Analytical Core, Training Core, and Administrative Core have resulted in a grant supplement to students under the supervision of Dr. Caruso for the development of detection methods for the degradative products of chemical warfare agents.
The Training Core activities have two significant outcomes: 1) they provide to the trainees the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge often lacking in specialized Ph.D. programs, and 2) they stimulate scientific interactions and collaborative research activities among the various projects, including both PIs and graduate students. An additional outcome is that they increase similar interactions, as well as outreach activities, between scientists involved in the SBRP program, other university and governmental scientists, and non-governmental organizations.