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In the most recent cycle of Penn's internally-funded Research Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below.

The deadline for the spring Research Foundation proposals is March 15, 2003. The Research Foundation Guidelines are available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 119 College Hall, and on the web at

Research Foundation Fall 2002 Awards

Evaline Alessandrini, Pediatrics, Medicine; Healthcare Utilization by Victims of Child Maltreatment

Eiichiro Azuma, History, SAS; Interstitial Lives: Race, History, and Transnationalism among Japanese Americans in the American West

Frederic G. Barr, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine; Downstream Targets and Genome-wide Expression Patterns Associated with the PAX3-FKHR and PAX7-FKHR Transcription Factors in Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma

Dan Ben-Amos, Folklore & Folklife, SAS; Jewish Folk-Literature

Edward S. Brodkin, Psychiatry, Medicine; Development of Congenic Mouse Strains for Studies of Aggressive Behaviors

Shane Butler, Classical Studies, SAS; Latin Decomposition: Poetry and Plague from Lucretius to Fracastoro

Camille Z. Charles, Sociology, SAS; Race-ing for the Degree: Black Students Navigating Identity and Achievement at Selective Colleges and Universities

Patricia Danzon, Health Care Systems, Wharton; The Influence of Quality Report Cards on Physician Practice Patterns

E.J. Delikatny, Radiology, Medicine; Non-invasive Monitoring of Tumor Response to Antiandrogen Therapy

Emma Dillon, Music, SAS; The Sense of Sound: Music and Meaning in Thirteenth-Century France

Ivan Julian Dmochowski, Chemistry, SAS; In Vivo Control and Characterization of Protein Interactions by Laser Scanning Microscopy

Irma T. Elo, Sociology, SAS; Social Context and Maternal and Child Health in Philadelphia: A Qualitative Investigation

Steven S. Fakharzadeh, Dermatology, Medicine; Detection of Genetic Aberrations in Sporadic Basal Cell Carcinoma

Serge Fuchs, Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine; IFNAR1 as a Putative Substrate of HOS Ubiquitin Ligase

Howard Goldfine, Microbiology, Medicine; Escape of Bacillus Anthracis from Phagosome and the Macrophage

Michael Granato, Cell & Developmental Biology, Medicine; The Zebrafish as a Model System for Motor Behavior Regulation in Psychiatric Diseases

Paula S. Henthorn, Clinical Studies, Veterinary Medicine; Genetic Basis of Congenital Heart Disease

Susan T. Herman, Neurology, Medicine; The Impact of Early Electrographic Seizures on the Development of Posttraumatic Epilepsy: A Study Utilizing Continuous Electroencepha-lography

Arlene Houldin, Division of Foundational Sciences and Health Systems, Nursing; Mothers with Breast Cancer: Support for their Children: A Pilot Study

Howard H. Hu, and Aalpen A. Patel, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, SEAS; Optimum Design of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

A.T. Charlie Johnson, Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Upgrade of Thin Film Deposition Systems for Nanotube-based Biosensors and Detectors

Gary D. Kao, Radiation Oncology, Medicine; RNAi-assisted Dissection of Novel Functions of Human HDAC4, a Histone Deacetylase Involved in the DNA Damage Response

Amy S. Kapatkin, & Gail K. Smith, Clinical Studies, Veterinary Medicine; Correlation of Hip Laxity Measurements with Force Plate Gait Analysis of German Shepherd Dogs

Sean Keilen, English, SAS; Antique Dispositions: Ancient Objects and the Origins of English Literature

Sara B. Kinsman, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Medicine; Popular Students' Influence on Their Peers Health Behaviors

I. Joseph Kroll, Physics and Astronomy, SAS; An Upgrade of the Level 2 Trigger for the CDF Detector at the Fermilab Tevatron

Vera P. Krymskaya, Medicine, Medicine; Molecular Mechanisms of Abnormal Cell Motility in LAM

Michael L. McGarvey, Neurology, Medicine; Predictors of Neurologic Outcome in Thoraco-Abdominal Aneurysm Repair

Michael W. Meister, History of Art and South Asia Studies, SAS; Cultural History of the Western Himalayas: Architecture

Claire H. Mitchell, Physiology, Medicine; Purines and the Health of Retinal Ganglion Cells

Benjamin Nathans, History, SAS; Soviet Dissent and the Politics of Human Rights, 1953-1991

James J. Pilla, Radiology, Medicine; MRI Method to Determine Arterial Properties and Function

Kevin M. F. Platt, Slavic Languages and Literatures, SAS; Russian Translation of "History in a Grotesque Key: Russian Literature and the Idea of Revolution"

Ali Rahim, Architecture, GSFA; Manual for Contemporary Digital Architectural Design

Philip A. Rea, Biology, SAS; The Vacuome--Towards a Virtual Vacuole

Muredach P. Reilly, Medicine, Medicine; Protein Kinase C, Atherosclerosis and Cholesterol Efflux

Maurice Samuels, Romance Languages, SAS; Metaphors of Modernity: Jewish Identity and French Culture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Dylan Small, Statistics, Wharton; Improved Statistical Methods for Instrumental Variables Regression

David Stern, Jewish Studies, SAS; Master Workshop in the History of the Jewish Book

Sharon Thompson-Schill, & Lila R. Gleitman, Psychology, SAS; Visual Knowledge of Concepts in the Congenitally Blind

Doris Wagner, Biology, SAS; Molecular Investigation of SPLAYED

Abraham J. Wyner, Statistics, Wharton; Explaining and Expanding on Boosting Methods of Classification


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 21, February 11, 2003