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University Research Foundation Awards Spring, 2006 &
URF Conference Support Awards Spring, 2006

In the most recent cycle—spring 2006—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, 2006.

 

Kelly C. Allison, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Studies of Night Eating Syndrome in a Swedish Twin Population

Maren Aukerman, Department of Language & Literacy in Education, Graduate School of Education; Content Literacy as Investigation: Professional Development for Math and Science Teachers

Paul H. Axelsen, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; Nonlinear Infrared Spectroscopy of Amyloidogenesis

Tracy L. Bale, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Genetics of Maternal Stress Sensitivity: Effects on Fetal Development

Kendra K. Bence, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Central Role of PTP1B in the Development of Obesity and Leptin Resistance

Charles C. Branas, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Medicine; Pilot Trial of Alcohol Consumption and the Ability to Appropriately Use a Firearm

Eugene Buckley, Department of Linguistics, School of Arts and Sciences; Digitization of the Grachtenberg Manuscript Corpus of Alsea Data

Jason A. Burdick, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Electrospinning of Photopolymerizable Networks for Meniscal Tissue Regeneration

Thomas M. Callaghy, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences; The Evolution of the International Sovereign Debt Regime: Paris Club, London Club, and the Bond Lacuna

Russell J. Composto, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science; A Fluorescence Microscope Coupled with AFM for Probing Cell Adhesion, Bacteria Adhesion, Cytoskeletal Organization and Molecular Recognition

Norma G. Cuellar, Department of Behavorial Health Sciences, School of Nursing; The Use of Alternative Medicine for the Sleep Disorder RLS

Mirjam Cvetic*, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; Symposium in Honor of Prof. Paul Langacker’s 60th Birthday

Julie Nelson Davis, Department of History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences; Publication Support for Book, Utamaro Draws Their Ravishing Features: Images of Women in Late Eighteenth-Century Japan

Harold L. Dibble, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences; New Excavations at the Middle/Upper Paelolithic Site of Smuggler’s Cave (Temara, Morocco)

Antonio Feros*, Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences; International Symposium.  The Power of Images: Images of Power in Colonial Latin America

Douglas Frye, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, Graduate School of Education; The Effects of Theory of Mind and Understanding of Teaching on Preschoolers’ Learning

Barbara Fuchs, Department of Romance Languages, School of Arts and Sciences; Exotic Nation: Maurphila and the Conflictive Construction of Spain

Helene Furjan, Department of Architecture, School of Design; “Glorious Visions”: John Sloane’s Spectacular Theatre

Linda Greenbaum, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; The Role of the Coactivator PGC-1a During the Hepatic Growth Response

Peter J. Gruber, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine; Epigenetic Regulation of Cardiac Injury and Performance

James G. Hecker, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, School of Medicine; Prediction of Spinal Cord Ischemia by Measurement of HSP70 and HSP27 in Human Cerebral Spinal Fluid Intraoperatively

Nancy H. Hornberger*, Department of South Asia Studies, Graduate School of Education; Symposium Honoring Joshua A. Fishman on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

Christian Kohler, Department of Psychiatry/Nueropsychiatry, School of Medicine; Social Cognition in Asperger Syndrome and Schizophrenia

Hans-Peter Kohler, Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences; HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) in Mchinji District, Malawi: A Complete District Evaluation Surveillence Study on Uptake and Attitudes

Lin Li, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine; Prediction of the Breast Tumor Aggressiveness with MRI and Optical Imaging

Mingyao Li, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine; Statistical Methods for Genome-wide Association Studies of Complex Diseases in Humans

Nigel Lockyer, Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences; International Linear Collider Accelerator Control

Francis C. Luca, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; The Role of the Mob1-Dbf2 Kinase Vomplex in Mitotic Checkpoint Signaling

Julia Lynch, Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences; What’s Fair in Health Care?

David R. Manning, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; The Role of Heterotimeric G Proteins in Sonic Hedgehog Signalling

Robert Maxwell*, Department of History of Art, School of Arts and Sciences; Representing History in the Middle Ages: Art, Music, History

Madesh Muniswamy, Department of Cancer Biology, School of Medicine; Selective Role for Superoxide in Tumor Cell Apoptosis

So-Jung Park, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences; Enhancing Photoluminescence Radiative Decay Rates of Quantum Dots by Using Gold Surface Plasmon: A Unique Way to Solve a Surface Problem of Nanomaterials

Mark Vincent Pauly, Department of Health Care Systems, The Wharton School; The GS3 Model for Health Care Systems: An Application for Brazil and the United States

Mechthild Pohlschroder, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences; Identification of Archaeal Sec Protein Translocation Mutants

Rosemary C. Polomano, Department of Biobehavorial Health Sciences, School of Nursing; Nuerophysiological, Pain and Quality of Life Outcomes with Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Nueropathy

Courtney Schreiber, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine; A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Advanced Supply of Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception vs. Routine Postpartum Contraceptive Care in the Teenage Population

Peter J. Snyder, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; New Imaging Technology for the Assessment of Trabecular Microarchitecture in Response to Treatment with Teripartide

Claudia Valeggia, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences; Biparental Care and Social Monogamy in Primates: Behavioral and Hormonal Correlates

Julia Verkholantsev, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences; Lingua Ruthena in Polonia Usitata: Fifteenth-Century Ruthenian Translations from Czech

Richard L. Zettler, Museum, School of Arts and Sciences; Tell es-Sweyhat and the Genesis of Syro-Mesopotamia’s Early Bronze Age Cities

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 53, No. 1, July 11, 2006

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Tuesday,
July 11, 2006
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