Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Research Projects, Cores, and Research Support Core

The Penn SRP Center provides an integrated approach to research, research training, and community engagement, related to asbestos fate, exposure, remediation, and adverse health effects.

 Penn SRP center approach graphic

The Penn SRP Center is driven by community-based concerns of asbestos hazardous waste. The Penn-SRP arose because of the interaction of Penn’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center [Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET)] Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) with the local community in Ambler, PA who live close to one of the largest asbestos Superfund sites in the country.  This resulted in the development of the environmental science and biomedical research projects in direct response to concerns of the local community.

More information about the two environmental science projects, four biomedical projects, four enrichment cores and, one research cores can be obtained  by clicking on the links above.