Semi-volatile PCBs: Sources, Exposures, Toxicities
The Administrative Core is the focal point for the Research Projects and Cores of the University of Iowa Superfund research program (isrp). The Core is physically located in the Institute of Rural and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa Oakdale Campus. All of the Project Leaders of the Research Projects will interact with the Administrative Core. The statistical consulting portion of the Core will be used in the design of experiments and the analysis of experimental data. Research results will be reported formally and informally through activities coordinated by the Core, which will disseminate this information to the EPA and NIEHS, especially at annual meetings organized by NIEHS personnel, and to the Outreach Core.
Research progress will be assessed through the involvement
of the External Advisory Committee whose visits will
be planned by the Core. The Program Administrator will work with Project
Leaders on matters such as budgeting and publication of results. Outreach
and Training Cores will interact with the Administrative Core. The Outreach
Core will function in Information Dissemination and Transfer functions of
the Administrative Core. Overall, the Administrative Core will be focus
of contact and nurture for the isrp.
The goal of the Administrative Core is to govern and nurture
the isrp to achieve its mission of conducting outstanding (and focused)
research, and outreach, to identify and reduce environmental exposures and
adverse health effects among impacted populations. The administrative core
project will serve as a focal point for the isrp and will carry out the
following Specific Aims:
• To Provide Program Leadership, Direction, Planning and Coordination,
• To Provide Administrative Services and Fiscal oversight,
• To Provide Information dissemination and transfer in cooperation with the Research Translation Core, and
• To Provide the Coordination of the functions and visits of the External Advisory Committee.
Larry W. Robertson, MPH, PhD: Program Director
(Principal Investigator) and Core Leader
As principal investigator of the isrp and Core leader, Dr. Robertson is responsible for all aspects of the Superfund Project. Dr. Robertson will provide coordination and facilitate interactions among researchers within the program project.
Mike Duffel, PhD: Associate Program Director
As Associate Program Director of the isrp, Dr. Michael W. Duffel assists the Director in scientific and administrative oversight of the program and in facilitating effective and timely communication of research findings and interactions among the investigators in the individual projects and cores.
Kai Wang, MA, PhD: Statistics Support
Dr. Wang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, serves as a resource for the planning and statistical analysis of all the projects in the isrp.