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Center for Molecular Studies
in Digestive and Liver Disease
Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program
2002 Competition Call for Proposals

Penn's Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease seeks applications to its Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program. Proposals should be related to the focus of the Center, which encompasses molecular studies on the biology or disease of the alimentary tract, pancreas, and liver. Relevant investigations include those in developmental biology, nutrition, regulation of gene expression, growth, differentiation and carcinogenesis, the biology of stem cells, molecular genetics, gene therapy, and immunology, including growth factors and cytokines. Grants range from $10,000 to $15,000 for a 12-month period, and are eligible for one competitive renewal. Penn, CHOP, Wistar, and Fox Chase faculty members with U.S. citizenship or permanent visas who meet the requirements below are invited to apply.

1. New investigators who have never held extramural support (R29, RO1, PO1).

2. Investigators who wish to apply their expertise in other areas of biomedical research to a problem in digestive and liver disease.

3. Investigators in digestive and liver disease who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from currently funded work.

Completed proposals are due Monday, March 6, 2002.

For applications and additional information, please go to the Center's web site at or e-mail:

--Lisa Kaiser, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 18, January 15, 2002


January 15, 2002
Volume 48 Number 18

Jim Lehrer, an award-winning journalist from PBS, will deliver the commencement address at Penn on May 13.
A newly created endowed chair at CHOP is in memory of one endocrinologist and will be held by another endocrinologist, a long-time Penn faculty member.
The Open Forum on the Strategic Plan, originally scheduled for today, will be held on Monday, January 28 in 200 College Hall.
The Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty issues their annual report which has countless comparisons and conclusions.
A memorial service will be held today for a Wharton junior who died over the winter break.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday for a staff couple who both died over break.
The Penn's Way Campaign concludes its weekly drawings and has named a grand prize winner for the iBook.