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Training Core Leaders

Superfund Research Program

The SRP Training Cores are considered important to the multi-project Centers because they are a coordinated effort to mentor the next generation of environmental health and science professionals. These Cores support graduate and post-doctoral level cross-disciplinary training in fields related to environmental health and science, and they reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the overall research effort of a Center. For instance, trainees pursuing degrees in the non-biomedical areas are encouraged to understand how their research fits into the context of environmental health sciences and vice versa for biomedical trainees. In addition to providing students with unique opportunities in interdisciplinary research, the Training Cores facilitate practical opportunities for communicating research outcomes to diverse audiences. For example, the trainees learn how to explain their work in a manner easily understood by the intended audience whether the audience be the public or professionals in other areas of science (e.g., seminars presented to other scientists and outside communities). These Cores are also an asset in providing graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with opportunities for professional development and networking opportunities.

A list of Training Core Leaders has been provided as more information about the types of ongoing activities within each Core. This list is also provided as a tool for Training Core Leaders to utilize for networking and collaborative purposes.

Click the title of each SRP Training Core for more information on their activities.

Baylor College of Medicine: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Theodore G. Wensel
Co-Investigators: Richard H. Finnell , Naomi Halas
Funding Period: 2020-2024

Boston University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Michael D. McClean
Co-Investigator: Jean van Seventer
Funding Period: 2017-2020

Brown University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Agnes B. Kane
Funding Period: 2005-2021

Columbia University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Ana Navas-Acien
Co-Investigators: Joseph H. Graziano , Brian J. Mailloux
Funding Period: 2017-2021

Dartmouth College: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Bruce A. Stanton
Funding Period: 2000-2020

Duke University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Joel N. Meyer
Funding Period: 2000-2022

Harvard School of Public Health: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core (RETCC)
Principal Investigator: Susan A. Korrick
Co-Investigator: Elsie M. Sunderland
Funding Period: 2020-2024

Louisiana State University: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Tammy R. Dugas
Funding Period: 2011-2024

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Training Core
Principal Investigator: John M. Essigmann
Co-Investigator: Forest M. White
Funding Period: 2017-2022

Michigan State University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Jay I. Goodman
Funding Period: 2013-2020

North Carolina State University: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Sanmugavadivel Ranjithan
Co-Investigators: Jamie C. DeWitt , Robert C. Smart
Funding Period: 2020-2024

Northeastern University: Research Experiences and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Thomas C. Sheahan
Co-Investigator: Kristin Hicks
Funding Period: 2010-2024

Oregon State University: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Andrew B. Buermeyer
Co-Investigator: Craig B. Marcus
Funding Period: 2009-2024

Texas A&M University: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Ivan Rusyn
Co-Investigators: Weihsueh A. Chiu , Candice L. Brinkmeyer-Langford
Funding Period: 2017-2022

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Paul Muntner
Co-Investigator: Mona Fouad
Funding Period: 2020-2024

University of Arizona: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Raina M. Maier
Co-Investigators: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta , Donna D. Zhang
Funding Period: 1995-2025

University of California-Berkeley: Training Core: Empowering 21st Century/Next Generation Environmental Health Scientists
Principal Investigator: Luoping Zhang
Funding Period: 2017-2022

University of California-Davis: Interdisciplinary Training Core
Principal Investigator: Nipavan Chiamvimonvat
Co-Investigator: Frank J. Loge
Funding Period: 1995-2022

University of California-San Diego: Training Core: Environmental Science Training and Career Development Core
Principal Investigator: Pamela L. Mellon
Funding Period: 2000-2022

University of Iowa: Research Experience & Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: Gabriele Ludewig
Co-Investigators: James Ankrum , Jonathan A. Doorn , Gregory LeFevre
Funding Period: 2006-2025

University of Kentucky: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core
Principal Investigator: James Zach Hilt
Co-Investigator: Bernhard Hennig
Funding Period: 2000-2024

University of Louisville: Training Core
Principal Investigator: David W. Hein
Co-Investigator: Jonathan Freedman
Funding Period: 2017-2022

University of New Mexico: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Matthew Campen
Co-Investigators: David Begay , Nancy Maryboy
Funding Period: 2017-2022

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core (RETCC)
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson
Co-Investigators: Ilona Jaspers , Julia E. Rager
Funding Period: 2020-2024

University of Pennsylvania: Inter-disciplinary Training Core
Principal Investigator: Trevor M. Penning
Co-Investigator: Reto Giere
Funding Period: 2014-2020

University of Rhode Island: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Bongsup P. Cho
Funding Period: 2017-2022

University of Washington: Training Core
Principal Investigator: Evan P. Gallagher
Co-Investigator: Zhengui Xia
Funding Period: 2015-2022

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