The role of the research support cores is to achieve an integrated multi-disciplinary research center through coordination of research activities and integration of cross-disciplinary research. The scientific research projects of OSU SRP are supported by the following research support cores:
Core A - Administration: The Administrative Core provides organization and oversight. The responsibility of the Director, Deputy Director and staff, in consultation with the Advisory Committees, is to chart the course of research, ensure success of collaborations, negotiate institutional support, and communicate with NIEHS staff, stakeholders and the general community.
Leader: Robyn Tanguay
Core B - Research Translation (RTC): RTC facilitates communication and technology transfer in ways that are meaningful to stakeholders including governmental agencies, community health organizations, high-risk populations, and the general public.
Leader: Justin Teeguarden
Core C - Biostatistics and Modeling: The Biostatistics and Modeling Core provides project investigators with expert collaboration for consultative statistics and bioinformatics, software for data management, and customized analysis workflows through connectivity to essential tools for data interpretation.
Leader: Katrina Waters
Core D - Chemistry: The Chemistry Support Core provides SRP Investigators with quantitative data on PAH and PAH metabolites, transformation products, and biomarkers in environmental and biological samples.
Leader: Kim Anderson
Core E - Tribal-University Evaluation of Chemical Exposures to Improve Community Health: The Community Engagement Core (CEC) has conducted collaborative projects with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation that included tribal agencies, tribal and university investigators, and tribal community members to better understand health risks that may be associated with PAH exposures. The CEC is currently in a collaborative partnership with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Samish Indian Nation, to assist in human capacity building with our tribal partners to better understand health risks due to environmental exposures of concern to the tribes.
Leader: Anna Harding
Core F - Trans-disciplinary Training in PAH Exposures and Risk Assessment: The Training Core supports graduate and postdoctoral level trans-disciplinary training in fields related to environmental health and environmental science/engineering. The SRP Trainees within the Core are supported directly by the Center or performing research/activities that are supported by the Center.
Leader: Craig Marcus