Superfund Research Program
This core provides the central focus for all the programmatic activities of the University of Florida SBRP. The core functions to coordinate all components of the program, including seminars, meetings of the project and core investigators, meetings of the external advisory board, grants administration and the interaction of the UF program with NIEHS personnel. The core coordinated preparation, local and external advisory committee peer review and submission of the competitive renewal application of our grant in Spring 2004. In connection with the preparation and peer review of the grant application, the core organized a meeting of the external advisory board in February, 2004, and local peer review of various versions of the projects and cores text in March 2004.
In 2004, the core undertook additional tasks related to publication of the proceedings of an international meeting “Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms” PRIMO12, which was held in Safety Harbor, Florida, from May 9-13, 2003, with conference grant support from the SBRP. Peer-reviewed short papers from the meeting were accepted for publication in a special edition of Marine Environmental Research. In 2004, the special edition (volume 58) was mailed to all participants in the meeting.
The administrative core organized a one-day scientific retreat at the University of Florida’s Austin Cary Forest conference center in August 2004 and regular meetings of the principal investigators throughout the year. The core also funded the travel of three students to attend the annual meeting in Seattle.