In the most recent cycle of Penn's internally-funded Research Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed here.

Research Foundation Fall Cycle 1998 Awards

  •   William M. Armstead, Anesthesia, Medicine; Opioids and Hypoxic Pial Artery Dilation.
  • Regina Bendix, Folklore and Folklife, SAS; Cultural Brokerage: Forms of Intellectual Practice in Society (Preparation of Conference Proceedings).
  • Karen Buhler-Wilkerson, Nursing; No Place Like Home: Caring for the Sick, 1880-1965.
  • John J. Cebra, Biology, SAS; Development and Competence of Neonatal Mucosal Immunity.
  • Camille Zubrinsky Charles, Sociology, SAS; Understanding Attitudes Toward Residential Integration in Multiracial Contexts.
  • Eric Cheyfitz, English, SAS; Editing "The Columbia Guide to Native American Literature of the United States, 1945 to the Present."
  • Margaret M. Chou, Cell and Developmental Biology, Medicine; Mechanisms of G Protein Activation During Apoptosis.
  • William P. Dailey, Chemistry, SAS; New Methods for the Generation of Carbenes.
  • Andrew Dancis, Hematology/Oncology, Medicine; Mitochondrial Iron Homeostasis and Iron Sulfur Cluster Assembly.
  • Horace M. DeLisser, Medicine; Pastoral Care Intervention as a Component of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • Ina Dobrinski, Clinical Studies, Vet Med; Transplantation of Porcine Germ Cells into Mouse Testes.
  • James F. English, English, SAS; An Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and the Circulation of Cultural Value.
  • Richard J. Estes, Social Work; The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • William Ewald, Law; Hilbert on the Foundations of Mathematics and Natural Science.
  • Annette Fierro, Architecture, GSFA; The Glass State: Public Architecture in Paris.
  • Lucienne Frappier-Mazur and Jean-Marie Roulin, Romance Languages, SAS; International Conference on "L'Erotique Balzacienne."
  • J.W. Vladimer Muzykantov and Rudolfo Godinez Gaynor, Surgery, Medicine; Prevention of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Induced Pulmonary Dysfunction by Immunotargeting of Antioxidant Enzymes to the Pulmonary Endothelium.
  •  Susan Gennaro, Nursing; Women Teaching Women: An Evaluation of an Educational Intervention in Uganda, Africa.
  • Keith Gooch and Peter Jones, Bioengineering and Pediatrics, SEAS and Medicine; Ex Vivo Remodeling of Blood Vessels to Improve Understanding of Vascular Remodeling and to Generate Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels.
  • Margaret M. Grisius, Oral Medicine, Dental Med; Salivary and Serum Cytokines in the Diagnosis of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome.
  • Ronald N. Harty, Pathobiology, Vet Med; Budding Domains Within the VP40 Protein of Ebola Virus.
  • David Herrick, Anatomy and Histology, Dental Med; Mechanism of c-myc Coding Region Stability Determinant.
  • Lynn Hollen Lees, History, SAS; Knowledge and Production: The Penang Sugar and Rubber Companies, 1876-1914.
  • Erika L.F. Holzbaur, Animal Biology, Vet Med; Probing the Function of Cytoplasmic Dynein in Cytokinesis.
  • Olena Jacenko, Animal Biology, Vet Med; Linking Hematopoiesis to Endochondral Skeletogenesis.
  • Michael Kelly and John Sabini, Psychology, SAS; The Impact of Personality on Forms of Linguistic Knowledge.
  • Gregory S. Kopf, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine; Molecular Mechanisms of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)-Equipment Request.
  • Lenore H. Kurlowicz, Psychiatric/Mental Health Division, Nursing; An Exploratory Study of the Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depressive Symptoms in Older Poor Urban African American Users of Community-Based Health Care.
  • Kim Lane Scheppelle, Law; "We the Court:" Democracy, Courtoracy and Constitutionalism after the Rule-of-Law Revolution.
  • Frank S. Lee, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine; Novel Substrates of IkB Kinase.
  • Susan S. Margulies, Bioengineering, SEAS; Microscope System to Analyze Mechanically- Induced Cellular Injury.
  • Anuradha Mathur, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, GSFA; Tanks and Quarries: Re-inventing Bangalore Through Civic Exhibition.
  • Eugene J. Mele, Physics and Astronomy, SAS; A Symposium on the Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes.
  •   Kaivan Munshi, Economics, SAS; Market Imperfections and Community Networks.
  • Burt Alan Ovrut, Physics & Astronomy, SAS; A Conference Entitled "New Ideas in Particle Physics and Cosmology."
  • Vincent C. Pigott, Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, SAS; Computer Mapping to Define Activity Area Patterning at the Prehistoric Copper Mining Site of Phu Lon in Northeast Thailand.
  • Jill C. Posner, Pediatrics, Medicine; Pre-Crash Activity as the Distinguishing Feature Among Pediatric Pedestrian Injury Events.
  • James Jay Reise and Anna Weesner Primosch, Music, SAS; A Recording of Three New Compositions.
  • Therese S. Richmond, Nursing; Post Injury Disability in Elderly Trauma Patients.
  • Mark Rosenzweig, Economics, SAS; Improving the Data Base for Evaluating the Effects of Childhood Nutritional Investments on Economic Growth in Low-Income Countries.
  • Barbara D. Savage, History, SAS; On Race, Religion and Politics: A History of Ideas About Black Religion and Black Politics.
  • Frank Schorfheide, Economics, SAS; Evaluating Asset Pricing Implications of DSGE Models: An Econometric Framework.
  • Michael E. Selzer, Neurology, Medicine; Overexpression of Neurofilaments to Enhance Spinal Cord Regeneration.
  • Henry Shuman, Physiology, Medicine; Confocal Microscope for Lung Molecular & Cell Biology.
  • Larry Silver, History of Art, SAS; The Culture of Exchange: Real and Imagined Markets in the Low Countries, 1500-1800.
  • J. Oriol Sunyer, Pathobiology, Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology, Vet Med; Characterization of C3-Complement Receptors in Fish and Their Role in Generating Immune Diversity.
  • Walter D. Wales, Physics & Astronomy, SAS; Detector Development for Muon- Electron Conversion Experiment.
  • John R. Williamson, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Medicine; Regulation of the TNF-Alpha Cytotoxicity by Mitogen Activated Protein Kinases in Mesangial Cells.
  • Robert B. Wilson, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Medicine; Cellular Pathophysiology of Friedreich's Ataxia.

Research Foundation Guidelines

Click here for the Research Foundation's Statement of Purpose and Application Process. The spring deadline for applications is March 15.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 22, February 23, 1999