Dr. Fran Barg, who has a joint appointment between Anthropology and the Perelman School of Medicine, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from
NIH to develop and evaluate an innovative science education program that aims
to elaborate on the history of asbestos manufacturing and exposure to residents in communities just north
Barg and her team will develop a storehouse of information online and at
the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia about asbestos-related
health risks, profile people who were affected by living or working near the
asbestos materials, and provide an opportunity for community members and
scientists to learn about each other’s experiences. To read more, click here.