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IME-Pathology Grant in
Alzheimer's Disease Research

Applications are invited for funds to support a pilot project on interdisciplinary research related to Alzheimer's Disease at a level of up to $20,000/year. This one-year grant will support pilot research on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or management of dementia of the Alzheimer's type or related conditions. The purpose is to assist faculty in the Engineering, Physical, and Computational Sciences to obtain 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 and social problem. The grant, jointly funded by the IME and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will be administered through the Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC), at Penn (Dr. John Trojanowski, director).

This grant is complementary to two additional Pilot grant opportunities directed to biomedical investigators offered by the Center (see ).

Applications for the IME-Path Seed Grant are encouraged from Engineering, Physical and Computational Scientists.

Applications will be reviewed by ADC scientists with the addition of interdisciplinary expertise.

Priority will be given to:

  • faculty in the early stages of their career who seek to enter the Alzheimer's disease research arena.
  • senior faculty who intend to shift their research emphasis towards neurodegenerative diseases

Application Process:

Applications should be formatted in the style of an NIH PHS 398 format. However, please substitute NIH face page with a title page. Applications should be no more than 5 pages (exclusive of biosketches, literature cited). Approved protocols or documented proof of submission of University applications for human subjects or animals, if applicable, should be attached. For more information contact Gayle Viale at (215) 662-4708. Suggested page distributions are:

1) Title Page (not the NIH face page) showing the title of grant, name of P.I., affiliation, address & phone nos.

2) Budget (costs for personnel, supplies, small equipment)

3) Biosketch

4) Specific Aims

5) Background and Significance

6) Preliminary Studies

7) Experimental Design & Methods

8) Human Subjects (if applicable)

9) Vertebrate Animals Sections (if applicable)

10) Consultants (if applicable)

11) Consortium Contractual Arrangements (if applicable)

12) Literature Cited

Applications Due: April 1, 2002. Please indicate that the application is for the IME-PATH Grant. Anticipated date of award: July 1, 2002.

Submit original and 2 copies to: Gayle Viale, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 3rd floor, Maloney Bldg., HUP, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 23, February 19, 2002


February 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 23

Penn has again proven to be the launching pad for presidents of colleges as two Penn people (Diver & Fry) are tapped for such posts where they will each be the 14th president come July 1.
GSE will have an acting dean in the fall while Dean Fuhrman will be on a scholarly leave.
The architecture department loses an award-winning long-time lecturer to cancer at the age of 51.
The Dental School opens a dental clinic specifically for children.
Phasing out the Wharton Evening School program which led to a bachelor of business administration brings changes and options.
The Government Affairs Update includes President Bush's budget proposal, Mayor Street's budge and Penn's Commonwealth Appropriations.
A description and composite sketch of the assailant who is wanted in connection with rape at the Sheraton Hotel as well as safety tips from Public Safety.
Penn Video Network and ISC now offer production and distribution services as well as streaming video and videoconferencing