Marilyn Amento (ADAO member & Ambler resident) Presentation to Penn Medicine Occupational Medicine Residents and SRP Trainees
May, 10 2019: Marilyn Amento, an Ambler resident who lost her husband to Mesothelioma, who also works with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), gave a presentation to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Occupational Medicine Residents and SRP Trainees. She discussed her husband's asbestos exposure and illness and the impact on her family, community attitudes to asbestos, and her involvement with the ADAO and the work of the ADAO. After her presentation, Dr. Fran Barg (Co-Leader of the SRP Community Engagement Core), and Dr. Edward Emmett (Leader of the SRP Community Engagement Core) discussed the use of mixed method research methods to understand the meaning of environmental-caused diseases to an affected community.
2019 Penn Medicine Community Benefit Report "Simply Because" featuring Penn SRP Coordinators
Jessica Meeker, MPH (SRP Research Translation Coordinator) & Michael B. Anderson (Community Engagement Coordinator) featured in the 2019 Penn Medicine Community Benefit Report. "Propelled by our missions of patient care, education, and research, Penn Medicine works with its surrounding communities to foster change by cultivating and growing roots within them. Our community service mission is linked to each of these other domains, infused in everything we do."
What are the Trainees doing now…?
While in Washington DC July 11th and 12th attending the 2018 Science + Policy Institute for the Superfund Research Partnerships Network (Network: Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville), Penn SRP Trainees with the RTC/CEC coordinators and the Director of the Penn SRP RTC, took the time to visit with Adam Tarr, Pennsylvania Senator Casey's energy and environment staffer.