Oxygen Therapy Funding

Penn's NIH-funded Specialized Center Of Research in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will fund up to five pilot projects on biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research in basic science or clinical areas at a level from $20,000 to $40,000/year. These one-year grants support pilot research projects on all aspects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The purpose is to assist facilty in obtaining preliminary data to serve as the basis of a grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical modality (see the Penn Institute for Environmental Medicine website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/ime/). A committee will review the proposals and funding depends not only on scientific merit, but also on the likelihood that the pilots will lead to independent investigator initiated proposals. Priority will be given to:

  • faculty in the early stages of their career who seek to enter the area of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • senior faculty who intend to shift their research emphasis towards biochemical and physiological actions of oxygen at elevated partial pressures and, especially, therapeutic mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen.

Applications should utilize the NIH PHS 398 form with a limit of 10 pages (exclusive of literature cited). Approved University applications for human subjects or animals, if applicable, should be completed and attached. The application submission deadline is March 2, 2001 and questions may be directed to Wendy Kelly at (215) 898-9012, or e-mail wherrman@mail.med.upenn.edu.


Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 13, November 21, 2000

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