Basketball Tickets | February in Human Resources|
Joint Pilot Study | Penn's
Way | Pilot & Feasibility Grant
Resources and Athletics are offering
a special opportunity for Penn faculty
and staff and their family and friends.
cheer on the Penn Men's Basketball team as they
face Brown University, Saturday, February
15, 7 p.m. at The Palestra, 33rd Street. between
Walnut and Spruce.
cost is $3 per person for Penn
faculty/staff and their family and
This ticket price is discounted from
the standard $12 per ticket cost. Season
ticket holders may purchase discounted
tickets for family and friends and
Athletics will make every effort to
place your guests near your current
advance: come to the Athletic Ticket
Office, Weightman Hall, 33rd St. between
Walnut and Spruce with your Penn
the night of the game: come to
the Palestra and present your Penn
Day for Penn v. Columbia Women's Basketball
Game, Saturday, February 8,
7 p.m., at The Palestra, 33rd
Street between Walnut and Spruce. Free for
faculty/staff and family/friends.
you have any questions, contact the
Athletic Ticket Office at (215) 898-6151.
Division of Human Resources
in Human Resources
Resources offers many programs to help further the professional
and personal development of Penn faculty and staff. The
Learning and Education (L&E) and Quality of Work Life
(QOWL) departments are promoting several programs in the
month of February (See February At Penn calendar). Visit
the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu for
descriptions of the programs and to pre-register online. Registration
is required for all programs.
for monthly updates on HR programs in future issues
of Human Resources
Pilot Study in Basic Science or Clinical Areas:
ADCC and IME
University of Pennsylvania NIH-funded ADCC in the
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
(CNDR) and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering
(IME) will join together in funding three pilot projects
on biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research
in basic science or clinical areas each at a level
of up to $20,000/year (for personnel and supplies
costs, but not equipment). These one-year, non-renewable
grants support pilot research projects on the etiology,
pathogenesis, diagnosis or management of dementia
of the Alzheimer's type or related conditions. The
purpose is to assist faculty 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 and social problem. The
previous year's awards and application instructions
may be found on the CNDR website: www.uphs.upenn.edu/cndr/ADCCPilot.html.
committee representing both the Penn Alzheimer's Disease
Center and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering
will review all 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:
in the early stages of their career who seek
to enter the Alzheimer's Disease research arena
faculty who intend to shift their research emphasis
towards neurodegenerative diseases.
should utilize the basic NIH PHS 398 form with a limit
of 5 pages (exclusive of literature cited). The application
submission deadline is April 15, 2003 and questions
may be directed to Gayle Viale, Administrator, Center
for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR), phone
(215) 662-4708 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viale, Administrator, CNDR
Way Grand Prize
Katz, of the University
Museum, is the Penn's
Way Grand Prize winner
of the IBM Think Pad
laptop from the Computer
and Feasibility Grant Program: Penn Center for
Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) seeks applications
to the pilot program offered through its Developmental
Core. Proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical
care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural
biology, vaccine development, or prevention are considered
relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core. The
CFAR is particularly interested in proposals that
bridge programmatic areas, and those proposals will
be given preference. Proposals that include an international
component also are encouraged.
maximum amount of funding for each grant will be $40,000.
Grants are for a one-year period and are not renewable.
It is expected that funds will be available in July
members, holding appointments at the CFAR institutions
who meet one of the following requirements, are invited
investigators who never have held extramural support
from the NIH.
who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS.
who have worked in HIV/AIDS who wish to study an area that represents
a significant departure from their currently funded
may be downloaded via our web page at www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids. Deadline:
Completed proposals are due by Friday, March 21,
2003. For additional information, please contact:
Evelyn Olivieri, Executive Administrator, Room 353
BRB II/III/6160, Phone: (215) 573-7354, e-mail: email@example.com.
Francisco González-Scarano, Core Director
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003