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  • Main Title Environmental Biosciences Quarterly Report


  • Author: Lawrence C. Mohr, M.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)


  • Name: Medical University of South Carolina
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2007-01-31


  • English


  • Content Description: In May 2002, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) signed Assistance Instrument Number DE-FC09-02CH11109 with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to support the Environmental Biosciences Program (EBP). This funding instrument replaces DOE Assistance Instrument Number DE-FC02-98CH10902. EBP is an integrated, multidisciplinary scientific research program, employing a range of research initiatives to identify, study and resolve environmental health risks. These initiatives are consistent with the MUSC role as a comprehensive state-supported health sciences institution and with the nation's need for new and better approaches to the solution of a complex and expansive array of environment-related health problems. The intrinsic capabilities of a comprehensive health sciences institution enable MUSC to be a national resource for the scientific investigation of environmental health issues. EBPs success as a nationally prominent research program is due, in part, to its ability to task-organize scientific expertise from multiple disciplines in addressing these complex problems. Current research projects have focused EBP talent and resources on providing the scientific basis for risk-based standards, risk-based decision making and the accelerated clean-up of widespread environmental hazards. These hazards include trichloroethylene and low-dose ionizing radiation. Work on the trichloroethylene research projects has been slowed as a result of funding uncertainties. The impact of these funding uncertainties has been discussed with the DOE. Plans for restructuring the performance schedule of the trichloroethylene projects have been submitted to the department. A project is also being conducted in the use of geographical information system technology to analyze population health risks related to environmental hazards as a tool for risk-based decision-making. Questions, comments or requests for further information concerning the activities under this cooperative agreement can be forwarded to Dr. Lawrence C. Mohr in the EBP office of the Medical University of South Carolina at (843) 792-1532.


  • Keyword: Research Programs
  • Keyword: Decision Making
  • Keyword: Information Systems
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • Keyword: Ionizing Radiations
  • Keyword: Schedules
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Education
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/CH/11109-58
  • Grant Number: FC09-02CH11109
  • DOI: 10.2172/898378
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 898378
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc889897