Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

The Superfund Basic Research Program-A Time of Change

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

The Superfund Basic Research Program-A Time of Change

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It is a time of new beginnings for the Superfund Basic Research Program, a university-based grants program established in 1987. While maintaining the program's premise of supporting basic research for practical application to address the problems associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites, the program continues to evolve and develop new approaches to address these concerns. An important component of achieving the program's goals is the routine recompetition of the program. We are pleased to announce that as a result of the most recent recompetition, NIEHS has made awards to nine programs. Included in these nine awards are one new grantee, Brown University, and eight grantees that are continuing participants in the program. These grantees include Boston University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Texas A & M University, the University of Arizona, the University of California at Davis, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of Kentucky. These nine awards in addition to the eleven existing grantees comprise the current Superfund Basic Research Program.

The new program has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and system approaches to addressing the complex issues associated with hazardous waste sites. …

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