In the most recent cycle, spring 2004, of Penn's internally-funded University Research Foundation, and URF Conference Support (noted with *), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below.
University Research Foundation Awards Spring 2004 &
URF Conference Support Awards Spring 2004
Sandra R. Bates-Kenney, Institute for Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine; ABCA1 and Lung Lipid Turnover
George Biros, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, SEAS; High-Speed Camera for Validation of Computational Algorithms for Simulation and Optimization
Dorothy Cimino Brown, Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, School of Veterinary Medicine; Positron Emission Tomography of the Brain's Response to Osteoarthritis Pain and Acupuncture Treatment in a Canine Model
Edward C. Cooper, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine; Mechanisms of KCNQ Potassium Channel Sorting to the Axon Initial Segment
Mirjam Cvetic, Department of Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Gravitational and Particle Physics from String and M-theory
Janet Deatrick, Family and Community Health Division, School of Nursing; Research Symposium: Global and Ethical Mandates on Reducing Health Care Disparities*
Horace M. DeLisser, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; PECAM-1 in Lung Alveolization
Annette Fierro, Department of Architecture, School of Design; Archigram to Hi-Tech: A Psycho-Geographical Guide to Technological London, Now
J. Kevin Foskett, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine; Construction of Drosophila Genome-wide dsRNA Library
Harvey Friedman, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; Herpesviruses Symposium*
Nili Gold, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, SAS; International Conference on the Life and Literary Works of Israeli Novelist Amos Oz, October 17-20, 2004*
Joel H. Greenberg, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine; A Portable Device to Monitor Cerebral Blood Flow, Oxygen Saturation and Oxygen Metabolism in Patients
Peter W. Groeneveld, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Healthcare Technology Diffusion in the Veterans Health Administration:Implications for Efficiency and Equity
Michael Hippler, Department of Biology, SAS; Functional Proteomics to Dissect Iron Homeostasis in the Chlorplast of Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii
Lorin M. Hitt, Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School; The Economics of Information Technology and Product Variety
William C. Holmes and Jane L. Givens, Departments of Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Medicine; Is Stigma a Barrier to Depression Treatment Among African-Americans?
Kathryn M. Howard, Language in Education Division, Graduate School of Education; Socializing Respect in Urban and Rural Schools in Northern Thailand
Kristen M. Huang, Department of Opthalmology, School of Medicine; Characterization of the Nhs Gene Product in Mice
Jimmy W. Huh, Department of Pediatric Critical Care, CHOP, School of Medicine; Calpain Inhibitor Therapy for the Traumatically Injured Immature Rat Brain
Amishi Jha, Department of Psychology, SAS; FMRI and ERP Investigations of Attention's Role in Working Memory
A.T. Charlie Johnson and Dawn Bonnell, Department of Physics and Astronomy, SAS; Mask Aligner and Wire Bonder for Fabrication of Micro- and Nano-scale Systems
Cristle Collins Judd, Department of Music, SAS; Subvention for CD recording "Music from Mid-16th Century Venice: Gioseffo Zarlino's Canticum"
Hans-Peter Kohler, Department of Sociology, SAS; Information, Incentives and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Paul Korshin, Department of English, SAS; The Modernity of Samuel Johnson
Henrika Kuklick, Department of History & Sociology of Science, SAS; Interdisciplinary Group in the History of the Human Sciences
Joshua H. Lipschutz, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; The Exocyst Complex in Kidney Formation
Heather Love, Department of English, SAS; Book Project: "Feeling Backward: Affect, Aesthetics, and the Making of Queer History"
John P. Lynch, Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine; Role of the Homeodomain Transcription Factors Cdx1 and Cdx2 in Murine Carcinogenesis
Catriona MacLeod, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, SAS; International Conference of the Elective Affinities (September 23-27, 2005)*
Susan Margulies, Department of Bioengineering, SEAS; Functional and Histopathological Correlates in Porcine Brain Injury
Randall F. Mason, Department of Historic Preservation/Architecture, School of Design; Visual and Archival Research for "Memory Infrastruture: Origins of Historic Preservation in Modern New York, 1890-1920"
Michael May, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Determining the Function of a Novel Domain in IKK-beta
Kevin Meyers, Ann Salerno, Meryl Cohen, Emile Mohler and Mary Leonard, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, School of Medicine; A Pilot and Feasibility Study of Vascular Function in Children Post Kidney Transplant
John M. Murray, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Medicine; How to Build a Parasite?
Irving Nachamkin, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Rabbit Model of Campylobacter-induced Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Christian Lee Novetzke, Department of South Asia Studies, SAS; A Found Family of Saints
Laura L. Peoples, Department of Psychology, SAS; Conditioned Inhibition of Drug Seeking
Holly Pittman, Department of History of Art, SAS; Third Season of Excavations (2005) at the Sites of Konar Sandal B and Konar Sandal A in the Region of Jiroft in the Kerman Province of Iran
Kevin M. F. Platt, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, SAS; Publication Subvention for: "Epic Revisionism: Tsarist History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda."
Mechtild Pohlschroder, Department of Biology, SAS; Herologous Protein Production via the Twin Arginine Translocation Pathway of Streptomyces Coelicor
Jean-Michel Rabaté, Department of English, SAS; International Conference: Anastasi's Pataphysical Society
Benhoush Rashedi, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine; Learning Styles and Computer Literacy of Dental Students Worldwide
Ravinder Reddy, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine; MRI Evaluation of Disc Degeneration in an Animal Model
Rahim R. Rizi, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine; Regional Perfusion of Lung with Polarized Carbon-13
James M. Schuster, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine; Mechanisms of Prostate Cancer Metastasis to Bone
Maurice E. Schweitzer, Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School; Too Good to Trust: The Influence of Envy on Affective and Cognitive Trust
Henry Shuman, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine; ABCA3 Knock Out Mice
Larry Silver, Department of History of Art, SAS; Book with University of Pennsylvania Press "Cultural Selection: The Rise of Visual Genres in the Antwerp Print Market"
Tatyana Svitkina, Department of Biology, SAS; Formation of the Contractile Actin Cytoskeleton Machinery in Motile Cells
Rebecca S. Syring, Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, School of Veterinary Medicine; Effect of Cyclical Lung Recruitment and PaO2 Oscillations on Multiple Organ Dysfunction
J. Paul Taylor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine; Monitoring the Ubiquitin-proteasome System in Vivo
Barbara J. Turner, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Computer-based HIV Prevention Intervention in Ghana: A Pilot Study
Ilya Vinitsky, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, SAS; Visions of Capital Punishment in 19th and Early 20th Century Russian Literature
Stella L. Volpe, Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing; Changing Cafeteria Portion Sizes to Prevent Weight Gain
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 8, October 19, 2004
October 19, 2004
Volume 51 Number 8