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SRP Funding Opportunities Webinar

Sponsored by: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

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May 15, 2023

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-23-001. The new RFA was released on April 17, 2023, and the application deadline is October 2, 2023.

On the webinar, NIEHS staff will provide information and answer questions about the P42 request for application (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, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions.

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

Please note that the slides available for download were revised after the live session on May 15, 2023.

A photograph of Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.Heather F. Henry, Ph.D., Program Administrator, NIEHS Superfund Research Program (heather.henry@nih.gov)
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., Health Scientist Administrator, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (heacockm@niehs.nih.gov)
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 Danielle J. Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.Danielle J. Carlin, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Health Scientist Administrator, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (danielle.carlin@nih.gov)
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 Varsha ShuklaVarsha Shukla, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (varsha.shukla@nih.gov)
Varsha Shukla, Ph.D. is a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), where she helps with conducting the initial administrative, scientific, and technical review of research grant applications assigned to the NIEHS before forwarding them to review committees or special emphasis panels for detailed scientific peer review. She is also responsible for preparing summary statements of review committee evaluations and recommendations.


A photograph of Jenny L. GreerJenny L. Greer, Branch Chief, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (jenny.greer@nih.gov)
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.


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A photograph of Brittany A. TrottierBrittany A. Trottier, Health Specialist, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (brittany.trottier@nih.gov)
Brittany Trottier, M.P.H., is a Health Specialist with the Superfund Research Program (SRP). She provides program analysis and support of SRP activities, supports communication of SRP grantees’ scientific accomplishments, and serves as the lead for SRP community engagement activities. She also oversees the Conference Grant portfolio for SRP and serves as the Program Manager for the KC Donnelly Externship Award Supplement to promote translational and transdisciplinary efforts in graduate and post-doctoral for SRP trainees. She received her Master’s in Public Health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health of The George Washington University in 2017 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Adrian College.


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