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In fall 2005, the most recent cycle 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 Fall 2005 &
URF Conference Support Awards Fall 2005

Ritesh Agarwal, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Nanowire Axial Heterostructures for Quantum Confined Optics and Photonics at the Nanoscale

James C. Alwine, Department of Cancer Biology, School of Medicine; Activation and Control of the Unfolded Protein Response During Human Cytomegalovirus Infestion

Cecil Balmond, Department of Architecture, School of Design; Workshops in Irreducible Complexity: Next Steps for Architecture and Science, Part II*

Karen Beckman, Department of History of Art/Cinema Studies, School of Arts and Sciences; Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography

Andrew Binns, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Defining the Host Signal Landscape Responsible For Activating Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Virulence Genes

Eric T. Boder, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Engineered Sortase A: A Novel Adhesive For Protein Ligation

Samantha Butts, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine; Markers of Senescence in Granulosa Cells: Relationship to Ovarian Reserve and Outcomes in In Vitro Fertilization

Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, School of Medicine; Flaxseed Supplementation in the Treatment of Lung Cancer

Fevzi Daldal, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Proteomics of Mitochondria from Bone Marrow Cells: Normal Versis Sideroblastic Precursors

Guy David, Department of Health Care Systems, The Wharton School; The Economics of Specialization in Hospital Medicine

Marija Drndic, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; Development of Solar Cells Based On Nanocrystals

Michal Elovitz, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine; Preeclampsia and Corin Gene Mutation

Mauro F. Guillen, Department of Management, The Wharton School; Social Networks and Foreign Expansion: The Internationalization of U.S. Venture Capital Firms

Elliot V. Hersh, Department of Oral Surgery & Pharmacology, School of Dental Medicine; Cerebral Blood Flow Changes Induced By Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen in Dental Surgery Patients

Amy Hillier, Department of City & Regional Planning, School of Design; Philadelphia Negro GIS

Renata Holod, Department of History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences; Ancient Ukraine in the Bronze and Iron Ages: A Collaborative Publication Project

M. Katherine Hutchinson, Department of Family & Community Health, School of Nursing; Parental Influence of Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors: Comparing Catholic and Non-Catholic Parochial and Public School Families

Randall Kamien, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; Materials Geometry: The Use of Modern Geometry in Real Materials

Michael B. Katz, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; Immigration to Metropolitan Philadelphia, 1960-2000: A Demographic Analysis

John A. Knowles, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences; Can Household Bargaining Explain Trends in Divorce and Female Labor Supply?

Robert Kurzban, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Science; 18th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society*

Lisa M. Lewis, Department of Family & Community Health, School of Nursing; Exploring Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceived Behavioral Control Associated With Medication Adherence For African-Americans With Hypertension

Zhe Lu, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine; Development of Novel K+ Sparing Diurectics

Scott A. Mackler, Department of Medicine/Pharmacology, School of Medicine; NAC1, a Cocaine Regulate mRNA in the Rat Brain

David S. Mandell, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Interstate Variation in Healthcare Utilization Among Children with ASD

Dewey G. McCafferty, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, School of Medicine; Molecular Mechanisms of Chromatin Assembly by RSF Complex

Benjamin Nathans, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; Preparing A Scholarly Annotated Translation of Simon Dubnov’s Autobiography “The Book of Life”

Hillary C.M. Nelson, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, School of Medicine; Quantitative PCR Machine for Studying Gene Regulation

Dr. Volker Nocke, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences; Multiproduct Firms and International Trade

Hyunjoon Park, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences; Explaining Cross-National Variation in Educational Adaptation of Immigrant Children: Contextual Effects of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes and Stratification of Educational Systems in the Host Society

Wendell E. Pritchett, The Law School; Race and the Changing Fate of Public Housing in France and the United States

Graham Quinn, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine; Narrow Field Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity in Lima, Peru

Philip A. Rea, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Mechanism of Phytochelatin Transport

Harvey Rubin, Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; A New Approach to Combination Anti-TB Therapy

Peggy Reeves Sanday, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences; Landscape and Figural Models of the Divine Feminine from the Neolithic to Proto-history in Central Turkey and the Northwest Coast of Ireland

Nancy S. Steinhardt, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, School of Arts and Sciences; Buddhist Architecture in Western China

David Stern, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, School of Arts and Sciences; Publication Subsidy for Facsimile Edition of the Tegernsee Haggadah

Kristen Stromberg Childers, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; Choosing the Mother Country: Decolonization and Migration to France and Britain, 1945-Present

Illya Vinitsky, Department of Slavic Languages, School of Arts and Sciences; Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture

P. Jeremy Wang, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Characterization of a Novel Essential Regulator of Meiosis in Mice

Deborah J. Watson, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine; Mechanism of NT-4/5-Mediated Neuroprotective Therapy in the Injured Hippocampus

Beth Wenger, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; The Manfred R. Lehmann Master Workshop in the History of the Jewish Book*

Rachel Werner, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Nursing Home Quality: Do Nursing Home Report Cards Crowd Out Unmeasured Quality?

Dr. Barbara Zangerl, Department of Clinical Studies–Phila., School of Veterinary Medicine; Retinal Gene Expression and the Dog Retinome

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 26, March 21, 2006

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