Superfund Research Program
Project Leader: Norbert E. Kaminski
Grant Number: P42ES004911
Funding Period: 1995-2021
The Administrative Core coordinated the research activities of the Michigan State University (MSU) SRP Program through small, as well as large, group meetings of investigators and trainees:
- Included video conferencing across sites (i.e., MSU SRP Program has investigators at Rutgers University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, and Emory University), logistical coordination of the journal club, as well as, organized and supported a meeting with the MSU Research Team on September 18-19, 2018.
- Exercised fiscal responsibility in the management of the MSU SRP Program.
- Exercised effective communication across all components of the program, both internally and externally.
- Provided financial, logistical, and administrative support for research investigators and trainees to attend the 2018 SRP Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California. Attendees of the 2018 Annual Meeting included Norbert Kaminski, John LaPres, James Dearing, Gerben Zystra, Brad Upham, Jeffrey Cox, Minwoong Chung, Amy Swagart, Lance Blevins, Peter Dornbos, Kelly Fader, Jiajun (Brian) Zhou, Suha Eleya, Igor Ivanovski, Rayan Faisal, Rachel Dean, and Qi Yuan.
- Provided scientific leadership for the Program ensuring Project/Core productivity and focus.
The Core helped to coordinate logistics for the Introduction to Physiological Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling course at the MSU campus on May 15-17, 2018. Instructors (Members of the Research Support Core A: Computational Modeling of Mammalian Biomolecular Responses) included Sudan Bhattacharya (MSU), Qiang Zhang (Emory University), and Mi Young Yoon and Rory B. Connolly from the US EPA. This course covered the principles of PBPK modeling and introduce the application of this technique in chemical health risk assessment. The course received high scores on an evaluation from the attendees that covered various aspects, including material, instruction, accessibility, and course value.
The Core also helped to coordinate logistics for the Computational Systems Biology and Dose-Response Modeling course at the MSU campus scheduled for Spring 2019. This course covered dynamic systems modeling techniques for quantitative investigation of how biological systems respond to perturbations at the cellular level.