Information for the Public and Media
Here are some links that provide more information about the mission of Penn's SRP Center. Please check them out or contact us for more information.
University of Pennsylvania and Fox Chase Cancer Center
- School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
Four of the investigators (Drs. Casper, Jerolmack, Pepino, and Reto Gieré ) are Faculty members in the School.
- Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Ten of the investigators (Albelda, Barg, Blair, Christofidou-Solomidou, Emmett, Hwang, Penning, Schenkel, Simmons, Vachani) are Faculty members in the School.
- Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), University of Pennsylvania
Many of the investigators are also members of the CEET, which provides additional resources to the Penn SRP Center.
- Fox-Chase Cancer Center
Dr. Testa is a Faculty member at Fox-Chase.
- The Penn Medicine Mesothelioma and Plueral Program
Ambler Community Action Group and Ambler BoRit site
- The Ambler Community Action Group represents a diverse cross-section of key stakeholder interests, including affected property owners, concerned residents, planning interests, community groups, environmentalists, health experts, the business community, affected municipalities and others as appropriate.
- The BoRit Asbestos Site located in Ambler was used to dispose of asbestos-containing material from the early 1900s to the late 1960s that came from a nearby manufacturing plant.
Resources for Education and Action for Community Health in Ambler (REACH) explores the history, environmental health, and community identity of Ambler, PA.
*To view the "White Mountains" plays created through REACH Ambler, please follow this link!
- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Webpage on Superfund Programs
Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. It is also the name of the fund established originally by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980.
- The US EPA Webpage on the Ambler Asbestos Superfund Sites
- National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Superfund Research and Training (SRP) Centers
The Penn SRP Center is the most recent of the 18 currently funded SRP Centers.