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Spring 2005 Awards: University Research Foundation & URF Conference Support

In the most recent cycle—spring 2005—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 Penn faculty for the projects listed below.

The deadline for the fall Research Foundation proposals is November 15, 2005. Click here for URF Guidelines.

Click here for the Fall 2004 Award Recipients.

Hydar Ali, Department of Pathology, School of Dental Medicine; Regulation of Toll-like Receptor Function in Mast Cells

Yassine Amrani, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Role of TRUSS in Cytokine-induced Inflammatory Genes Expression in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Donald G. Buerk, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine; Dynamic Microvascular Dimension Tracking System to Quantify Vasocative Effects of Nitric Oxide

Anita Berrizbeitia, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, School of Design; The Ecology of Formal Systems in the Italian Landscapes and Gardens

Debu Chakravarti, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; Characterization of a novel THAP-domain Protein in Transcription and Apoptosis

Charlene Compher, Department of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing; Development of a Web-based Feedback Tool for Patients with Severe Obesity after Gastric Bypass

Virginia Chang, Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Prevalence and Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity in the U.S. Medicare Elderly Population

Raphael Cohen, Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division, School of Medicine; Primary Care Physician Knowledge and Attitude Towards Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Roger Chartier, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Michael Cole, Department of History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences; Photographic Expenses and Press Subventions

Rita Copeland, Department of Classical Studies, School of Arts and Sciences; History and Anxiety: A Symposium Organized by the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory*

Jeffrey Draine, School of Social Policy & Practice; Jail to Community Transitions for People with Mental Illness: A Timely Opportunity to Build Participatory Research into a Public Health Initiative

Clifford S. Deutschman, Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine; IL-6 and Hepatic Dysfunction in Sepsis

Glen N. Gaulton, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine; Development of Imaging Techniques to Study HIV-1 Infection

James Guevara, Department of General Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Outcomes of Care for Children with ADHD in Community Mental Health Settings: A Pilot Study

Michael D. Hogarty, Department of Pediatrics/Oncology, School of Medicine; Optimized Tissue Proteomics for Cancer Research

Volker H. Haase, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; The Role of Hypoxia in Epithelial To Mesenchymal Transition

Kristin Harknett, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences; Sex Ratios Imbalances in U.S. Cities:  Effects on Relationship Turnover and Familial Commitment

Claude Krummenacher, Department of Microbiology, School of Dental Medicine; Cellular Pathways Activated by Herpes Simplex Virus gD Interaction With Nectin-1 During Viral Entry and Spread

Joel M. Kaplan, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences; Hormonal and Behavioral Correlates and Predictors of Diet-induced Obesity

John R. Kimberly, Department of Management, The Wharton School; The Impact of Paradigm Shifts on the Diffusion of Innovations in Medical Technology

Kenneth W. Liechty, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine; The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Response to Injury: Direct and Indirect Mechanisms of Participation

Daniel O. Morris, Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, School of Veterinary Medicine; Investigation of a Potential Role for Pet Dogs as Reservoirs of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Recurrent Infections of Human Beings

Iourii Manovskii, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences; Accounting for the Changing Life-Cycle Profile of Earnings

Benjamin Nathans, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; A Hebrew Translation of Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Harish Poptani, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine; Detection of Tumor Infiltration in the Brain Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Kevin M.F. Platt, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences; Ivan, Peter, Russia:  Nation (A Cultural Historiography)

Raymond S. Roginski, Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine; Effects of Changes in GRINL1A Gene Expression on Cultured Neurons

Andrew M. Rappe, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences; Computational Materials Design of New Dielectric Materials for Photonic and Telecommunications

J. Russell Ramsay, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Improving Attention with Mindfulness Training for Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

J. Eric Russell, Department of Hematology-Oncology, School of Medicine; Structural Determinants of Factor IX mRNA Stability

Virginia Smith Shapiro, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Science, School of Medicine; BAFF/APRIL Signaling Pathways Requiring in B Cell Maturation

Andrew Siderowf, Jason Karlawish, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine; Assessment of Disability in Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Meera V. Sundaram, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine; Genome-wide RNAi Screen for Regulators and Targets of the Ras/MAP Kinase Pathway

Duane Sewell, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine; Peptide-based Immunotherapy in HPV-16 E7 Transgenic Mice

Paul Sniegowski, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Characterizing Temporal Transcriptome Variation in a Natural Population

Paul S. Schmidt, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Evolutionary Dynamics of Candidate Genes for Aging in Drosophila Melanogaster

Jianbo Shi, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Saving Face: Biometric Analysis for Privacy and Security Enhancement

Mark Stern, School of Social Policy & Practice; Culture and Community Revitalization

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine; The Myconcoprotein as the Angiogenic Switch in Colon Cancer

Bradford Wayland, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences; New Living Radical Polymerization Route to Functional Block Copolymers that Form Nano-Structured Arrays

Karen I. Winey, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; New Functional Block Copolymers for Water Purification Membranes

Rachel Weinberger, Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Design; Follow the Funding:  How States Distribute Federal and Local Transportation Funds and How That Distribution Affects Transportation Outcomes

Shu Yang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Nanopatterned, Environmentally Responsive Surface: Reversibly Switching Wetting from Superhydrophobic to Hydropphilic



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 2, September 6, 2005

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