Dartmouth’s Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program is supported by five research support cores. The Research Translation, Community Engagement, Training and Administrative Cores link to the research projects, the Trace Elements Core, and to each other. The Trace Elements Core provides assistance to the four research projects using a wide range of specialized techniques, allowing the program to benefit from the latest scientific technologies.
The Research Translation Core communicates the Programs’ research results in user-friendly formats that will benefit federal and state agencies, non-profits and help grass-roots organizations make informed decisions on issues that affect the health of their communities.
Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, Ph.D., Core Leader
The Community Engagement Core (CEC) ensures that the Program’s research is meaningful to communities by creating opportunities for researchers to interact with communities, grass-roots organizations, and those impacted by hazardous waste. The goal of the CEC is to build bi-directional partnerships with diverse communities in Northern New England to enhance their ability to understand and address the health risks posed by arsenic, mercury, and other environmental contaminants.
The Trace Element Analysis Core provides extremely low-level detection of trace elements in environmental and biological samples. It plays an integral role in furthering collaboration between research projects, and works to develop new methods in trace element analysis.
Bruce A. Stanton, Ph.D. , Core Leader
Our Training Core supports and directs interdisciplinary training in environmental health sciences at the postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate level within (and between) the biomedical and non-biomedical projects of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program.
The Administrative Core serves as the central organizing structure for the program. Its primary roles are to provide administrative support for planning and coordinating research activities, integrating cross-discipline research, and maintaining quality management and to oversee fiscal and resource management. In addition, the core provides administrative and liaison support and assists with coordination and facilitation of translation and training core activities.