Research Foundation Awards Spring 2000


The University's internally-funded Research Foundation makes awards twice each year, reviewing proposals from faculty under the guidelines presented by the Vice Provost for Research in this issue, HERE. These guidelines are also available in each Dean's office, and are now on the Web at www.upenn.edu/VPR/VPRHP.html.

Below are the researchers whose work was chosen for funding in the Spring Cycle 2000.

Research Foundation Award Recipients: Spring 2000

  • Katrina Armstrong, Internal Medicine, Medicine; Identifying and Reaching Populations at Risk: The Paradox of Cancer Control
  • Anita Berrizbeitia, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, GSFA; Brown Fields and Post-Closure Landfills: The Regeneration of Toxic and Waste Sites for Public Use
  • Marcia L. Budarf, Pediatrics, Medicine; Mes, A Mouse Model for Connective Tissue Developmental Defects
  • Brenda Casper, et. al, Biology, SAS; Evaluation of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi from Naturally Occurring Metalliferous Serpentine Soil, Industrially Contaminated Soil, and Non-Contaminated Soil for Use in Heavy Metal Phytoremediation
  • Robin Clark, Linguistics, SAS; Focus Structures in Hmong
  • Diego Contreras, Neuroscience, Medicine; Dynamic Oscillatory Pattern in Cortical Networks Studied
  • Kostas Daniilidis, et. al, Computer and Information Science, SEAS; Adding the Sense of Touch to Telepresence
  • Paul DeWeer, Physiology, Medicine; Identification of Heterologously Expressed Sodium Pump Amino Acid Residues Essential for the Binding and Function of Cardioactive Steroids
  • Peter Dodson, et. al, Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine; Jurassic Dinosaur Faunas, Southern Montana
  • Julie Fairman, Nursing; Gendered Domains of Health Care: The History of the Nurse Practitioner Movement, 1960-1980
  • Sherman Frankel, Physics & Astronomy, SAS; Longitudinal Study of Correlated FMRI and Cognitive Tests in a Selected Group of Mentally Active Elderly
  • Elaine Freedgood, English, SAS; Objects Outside Exchange: Anglo-American Anti-Commodity Discourse, 1860-Present
  • Michael Gamer, English, SAS; Novel Realisms
  • Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Pediatrics, Medicine; The Role of Nkx2.5 in Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Farah Jasmine Griffin, English, SAS; Lady of the Day: Myths and Meanings of Billie Holiday
  • Gary Hatfield, Philosophy, SAS; Re-Thinking the History of Modern Psychology and Philosophy
  • Alan T. Johnson, Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Mesoscopic Phonon Phenomena in Carbon Nanotubes
  • James M. Kikkawa, Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Optical Studies of Magnetic Oxides Using a Coherent Control System
  • Michael Kochman, Gastroenterology, Medicine; A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of Intralesional Corticosteroids for Anastomotic Esophageal Strictures
  • Brannko Kolarevic, Architecture, GSFA; Relations-Based Form Generation in Conceptual Design
  • Abba M. Krieger, Statistics, Wharton School; Modified Procedures for Controlling the False Discovery Rate in Multiple Comparisons
  • Ramul Kumar, Philosophy, SAS; Conctractualism and the Contours of Commonsense
  • Eileen Lake, Nursing; Nursing Expertise Measures for Outcomes Research
  • Paul A. Liebman, Biochemistry/Biophysics, Medicine; Biochemical Basis of Protein Aging
  • Sue Marcus, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medicine; Random Effects Responses-Surface Extrapolation
  • Dewey McCafferty, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Medicine; Matching Funds for the Purchase of a Peptide Synthesizer
  • Jeremy McInerney, Classical Studies, SAS; An Archaeological Survey and Excavation of Euromos, Turkey
  • Barbara Medoff-Cooper, Nursing; Predictors of Failure to Thrive in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Eugenio J. Miravete, Economics, SAS; Complementarity and Persistence of Innovation Profiles
  • Vladimir Muzykantov, Environmental Medicine, Medicine; Nuclear Targeting of Non-Viral Nucleic Acid Vectors
  • George Pappas, Electrical Engineering, SEAS; Architectures for Future Avionic Systems
  • Bob Perelman, English, SAS; Imaginary Poems: Poetic Hoaxes and Poetic Innovation
  • Andrew M. Rappe, Chemistry, SAS; Virtual Crystal Studies of Piezoelectric Oxides
  • Muredach P. Reilly, Medicine, Medicine; Protein Kinase C in Atherosclerosis
  • Paul Rosenbaum, Statistics, Wharton School; Observational Studies
  • David L. Rousseau, Political Science, SAS; American and Japanese Perceptions of the Rise of China
  • Bruce Routledge, Anthropology, SAS; Landscape Chronology in the Wadi an-Nukhayla, Jordan
  • Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet, et. al, Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine; Request for a Light Thermal Cycler for Detection and Quantification of Gene Expression in Cell Populations of the Nervous System
  • Richard Salcido, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medicine; Comparative Effects of Experimentally Induced Pressure Ulcers in Young and Aged Rates
  • Ivan S. Salgo, Anesthesia, Medicine; Applications of Advanced Ultrasound Technology in Myocardial Mechanics
  • Barbara D. Savage, History, SAS; A New Heaven and a New Earth: African American Religion, Politics, and Culture in the Intewar Years
  • Jeffery G. Saven, Chemistry, SAS; Theoretical Approaches to Combinatorial Libraries of Folding Chain Molecules
  • Andre Scedrov, et. al, Mathematics, SAS; Association for Symbolic Logic, Annual Meeting 2001
  • Susan Schachtner, Pediatrics, Medicine; Pulmonary Specific Expression of Prostaglandin Synthase for Therapy of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Harold Schiffman, South Asia Regional Studies, SAS; An English Dictionary of the Tamil Verb
  • Henry Shuman, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute/Physiology, Medicine; Energy Transduction in Biological Molecules
  • Rudra Sil, Political Science, SAS; Cosmopolitan, Native, and Syncretist Conceptions of 'Rights': Nation--Building and Labor Incorporation in India, Russia, and Japan
  • Kent Smetters, Insurance & Risk Management,Wharton School; Cataclysmic Risk
  • W.J. Smith, Biology, SAS; Acoustic Field Equipment for Conservation Surveys
  • Susan Nigra Snyder and Steven Izenour. Architecture, GSFA; American Auto Urbanism
  • Matthew H. Sommer, History, SAS; Same-Sex Union in Eighteenth-Century China
  • Joseph Spear, Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine; A Novel Model of Gender and Seasonal Dependent Variation in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Susceptibility to Arrhythmias
  • Paul Stein, Dermatology, Medicine; Characterization of TML-1, a Putative Adaptor Molecule Involved in Signal Transduction from SRC Family Tyrosine Kinases
  • David Stern, Jewish Studies Program and University Library, SAS; Workshop in Medieval Hebrew Codicology and Paleography
  • Max Tegmark, Physics, SAS; Microwave Background Cosmology
  • Joyce Thompson, Nursing; Perception and Views of Adolescents, Parents and Guardians Regarding Promotion of Adolescent Reproductive Health in a Selected Community in Uganda, East Africa
  • Petra E. Todd, Economics, SAS; Evaluation of the Impacts of Mexico's PROGRESA Program on School Attendance, School Performance, Child Health and Schooling Quality
  • Valerie Weaver, Pathology, Medicine; Reciprocal Interactions Between Integrins and Ion Channels in Expression of the Malignant Breast Phenotype
  • Sidney Wong, City & Regional Planning, GSFA; Using Information Technology in Empowerment Zone Development
  • Richard L. Zettler, University Museum, SAS; The Palaeodemography of an Early Meso- potamian State: Archaeological Investigations of a Mid-Third Millennium B.C. Cemetery at Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria
  • Tukufu Zuberi, Sociology, SAS; The Southern African Migration System

 


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