Administrative Core (AC)
Key Personnel: Robyn Tanguay (Director), Katrina Waters (Deputy Director), Stacey Harper and Diana Rohlman, (co-Research Translation Coordinators).
Overarching Goal: The Administrative Core provides a supportive infrastructure and a culture that enables our investigators to focus on innovative strategies to meet the needs of our stakeholders.
The Administrative Core develops and executes the OSU SRP Strategic Plan, optimizes communications within and external to the Center, manages partnerships with government agencies, stimulates and oversees technology transfer to commercial entities, disseminates information and tools to other stakeholders, manages the center’s financial resources responsibly and attracts new financial resources, and maintains a nimble posture to promote innovation and seize unexpected opportunities.
Community Engagement Core (CEC)
Key Personnel: Molly Kile, Jamie Donatuto and Sydelle Harrison
Overarching Goal: The CEC facilitates multi-directional interactions between the OSU Superfund Research Center (SRP) and identified partners. The CEC works with communities impacted by hazardous substances to develop risk reduction strategies and empowers people to participate in decisions that improve public health.
The CEC is with working the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and communities near Portland Harbor Superfund Site and Pine Meadows Campground. The CEC team is engaging individuals to learn about chemical exposure data measured in their communities and contribute to efforts to reduce their exposure to hazardous substances. The team also promotes effective communication and collaboration among our partners, the OSU SRP Center, and other stakeholders.
Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC)
Key Personnel: Katrina Waters and Robert Rallo.
Overarching Goal: The DMAC team aims to discover, implement and promulgate best practices for fostering and enabling the interoperability of data among biomedical research projects, environmental science and engineering projects, and stakeholders.
The DMAC team coordinates the development and refinement of an integrated data management plan for the entire Center, facilitates data sharing and interoperability through custom software solutions and advanced data science, and implements quality assurance and quality control operations.
Research Experience and Training Coordination Core (RETCC)
Key Personnel: Andrew Buermeyer and Craig Marcus
Overarching Goal: The RETCC is training future scientists who can solve real-world problems facing the Superfund program and also communicate successfully with stakeholders, regulators, and the general public. The RETCC recruits diverse cohorts of trainees, preparing them to be a competent workforce to solve today and tomorrow’s environmental challenges.
Chemical Mixtures Core (CMC)
Key Personnel: Kim Anderson
Overarching Goal: The CMC provides Center investigators with authentic PAH standards, real-world PAH mixtures, PAH surrogate mixtures, analytical expertise, and quality-assured quantitative data on PAHs and substituted PAHs in environmental and biological matrices.
The CMC provides rapid chemical screening and quantitative analysis of mixtures from applicable matrices; develops advanced techniques for PAHs, substituted PAHs, and mixtures; and develops a centralized repository for PAH mixtures, reference materials, standards, and passive sampling devices.