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Center for Research in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans
Progressiva and Related Disorders:
2002 Grants -- Call for Proposals

Penn's Center for Research in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) and Related Disorders seeks applications to its Developmental Grants Program. Proposals should be related to the research goals to determine the genetic mutation(s) and molecular pathogenesis of FOP and to discover knowledge that can be used to develop a treatment and cure for FOP. Relevant areas of investigation include developmental biology, regulation of gene expression, genetics and genetic imprinting, mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cell biology, muscle satellite cell biology, immune response mechanisms to injury, lymphocyte and cytokine biology, osteogenetic induction signaling pathways including G protein signaling, skeletal patterning and morphogenesis, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. Of special interest are proposals to investigate BMP signaling pathways. Awards for $25,000 to $50,000 per year will be granted based on scientific merit for one (1) year and are eligible for a (1) year renewal based on competitive review.

Completed proposals are due Friday, April, 19, 2002.

For applications and additional information, please contact: Susan Lippo, Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders, telephone: (215) 898-2330; fax: (215) 573-2133; e-mail:

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.