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SRP Funding Opportunities Webinar

Sponsored by: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

Archived: Thursday, October 1, 2020
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The Superfund Research Program (SRP) is holding a webinar to provide information about the new "Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)" funding opportunity, RFA-ES-20-014. The RFA was released on September 2, 2020, and the application deadline is February 15, 2021.

On the webinar, NIEHS staff will provide information and answer questions about the P42 RFA to address the broad, complex health and environmental issues that arise from the multimedia nature of hazardous waste sites. SRP Center grants support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science disciplines. The Center cores are tasked with administrative (which includes research translation), data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions.

The webinar will also focus on changes from previous solicitations. For more information about the RFA, see the SRP Funding Opportunities - Multiproject Center Grants page.

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A photograph of William Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H.William Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H., Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ( or 984-287-3325)
William Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H., is director of both the Superfund Research Program (SRP) and the Hazardous Substances Research Branch in the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training. Suk has served as director of the SRP, a program established by Congress as part of the reauthorization of Superfund in 1986, since its inception. The SRP fosters interdisciplinary research approaches to address the problems associated with potentially hazardous environmental exposures. His affiliation with a number of organizations and committees include: Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; International Advisory Board of the Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand; and World Health Organization Consultation on Scientific Principles and Methodologies for Assessing Health Risks in Children Associated with Chemical Exposures. He is also a member of a number of trans-NIH committees. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the George Washington University Medical School, and his master's in public health in health policy from School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A photograph of Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.Heather F. Henry, Ph.D., Program Administrator, NIEHS Superfund Research Program (
Heather Henry, Ph.D., is a health science administrator for the NIEHS where she oversees Superfund Research Program (SRP) grants that spans human health toxicology, risk assessment, detection technologies and remediation approaches. She provides guidance to potential applicants for SRP’s Multiproject Center Grants (P42s), Individual Research Grants (R01s), Small
Business / Technology Transfer Grants (R41-44; SBIR/STTR), and Conference Grants (R13). Heather studied plant-based environmental remediation
(phytoremediation) and ecological restoration as part of her doctoral work at the University of Cincinnati and as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne and University of Adelaide in Australia. She has been with NIEHS since 2006.

A photograph of Michelle L. Heacock, Ph.D.Michelle L. Heacock, Ph.D., NIEHS Superfund Research Program (
Michelle Heacock, Ph.D., is currently serving as the acting branch chief of the Hazardous Substances Research Branch, and is a health science administrator where she oversees Superfund Research Program (SRP) grants that span basic molecular mechanisms of biological responses from exposures to hazardous substances, movement of hazardous substances through environmental media, detection technologies, and remediation approaches. Dr. Heacock received her doctorate from Texas A&M University for her work on the interplay between DNA repair proteins and telomeres. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at NIEHS where she studied the DNA repair pathway, base excision repair. She has been with the NIEHS since 2007.

A photograph of Brittany TrottierBrittany Trottier, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (
Brittany Trottier received her Master's in Public Health from George Washington University and her BA in Chemistry from Adrian College. She is currently a Health Specialist with the Superfund Research Program (SRP) at the NIEHS. For the SRP, she is the lead for the CareerTrac system, oversees the community engagement cores, is co-lead for the NIEHS-WHO Coordinating Center (WHOCC) e-waste focus area, and supports the lead for the children's environmental health focus area for the NIEHS WHOCC.

A photograph of Danielle J. Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.Danielle J. Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., NIEHS Superfund Research Program (
Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., is a health scientist administrator with the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP). Her position consists of providing guidance and advice to grantees applying for SRP Center grants and serving as the lead liaison between SRP trainees and the various training opportunities offered by SRP. Her current research interests include chemical mixtures, combined exposures, metals, asbestos, and xenobiotic metabolism. Dr. Carlin conducted her postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina, where she first studied aerosolized drugs/vaccines for treatment and prevention of tuberculosis for two years and then focused on the toxicological effects of exposure to Libby amphibole asbestos in the rat model. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Physiology. She also has a B.S. and M.S. in animal science from New Mexico State University.

A photograph of Laura Thomas, Ph.D.Laura Thomas, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (
Dr. Thomas received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Vassar College. She went on to study cognitive neuroscience and graduated with her doctorate from Duke University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Dr. Thomas completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she conducted neuroimaging studies investigating emotion processing in children with severe mood disorders. She then proceeded to be a Scientific Technical Writer for Dr. Nora Volkow at the National Institute of Drug Abuse, where she wrote scientific manuscripts and technical reports, and provided expert technical advice to NIDA Leadership. Dr. Thomas was most recently a Research Health Scientist at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at VA Medical Center in Washington, DC. While there, she directed and managed neuropsychological, neuroscientific, and clinical intervention research to advance knowledge about the impact of combat on emotion, cognition, and social behavior in Veterans. She recently moved back to Durham and took a position as a Scientific Review Officer in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, where she helps plan and run NIH grant study sections.

A photograph of Jenny L. GreerJenny L. Greer, Branch Chief, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (
Jenny Greer is the Chief Grants Management Officer and the Chief of the Grants Management Branch at NIEHS. Prior to joining NIEHS, Jenny was a Lead Grants Management Specialist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where she managed a large portfolio of highly complex grants, served as a resource and mentor to junior grants management specialists, provided training for new staff and for grantees, and coordinated several large funding initiatives. Previously, Jenny worked as a Grants Management Specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Before joining the federal workforce, Jenny spent about 12 years in the nonprofit sector – serving as the Deputy Executive Director of the National Peace Foundation, a Program Manager at Kidsave International, and a Program Manager of Commercialization Grants at the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation. Jenny holds a Master’s degree in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.


A photograph of Sara AmolegbeSara Amolegbe, Health Specialist, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ( or 984-287-4934)
Sara Amolegbe, M.S.P.H., is a health specialist with the Superfund Research Program (SRP) in the Hazardous Substances Research Branch in the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training. She came to NIEHS in August 2020 with 8 years of experience in environmental health communications as well as training and experience in environmental health research and project management. She has a Bachelor of Science in environmental health and a Master of Science in Public Health in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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