The major purposes of the Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Grants (P30) supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), (http://www.niehs.nih.gov) are to:
- enhance research by making technology and expertise available to all faculty members, staff, and students.
- improve cost effectiveness of services, techniques, and instrumentation used by the member investigators.
What is a Facility Core?
Facility Cores are one of the major components of federally funded center grants. The Facility Cores provide investigators with access to instrumentation and technical expertise that would be too expensive for an individual researcher to afford. Our funding (National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences) allows the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center to support a number of cores. Many of the SWEHSC's facility cores draw additional support from the University of Arizona Cancer Center or other University of Arizona centers of excellence.
The Facility Cores of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center are:
Supporting translational research with professional assistance with statistics and machine learning, bioinformatics, data management, and computing.
The Center’s Human Resources are available to assist members in the planning of environmental health research that is respectful of the needs and cultures of affected populations and peoples. These include:
The Center’s Research Intensive Resources are available to assist members in applying a wide range of high-end scientific tools to the research needs of environmental health science. These include: