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Nonhuman Primate Core Pilot Research Projects 2011: October 17

September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03

To facilitate opportunities for Penn CFAR investigators to utilize the nonhuman primate model of AIDS, our Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Core includes animals and animal support for Penn CFAR developmental studies. The goal of this program is to allow an investigator to accumulate sufficient data and expertise to apply for an independent NIH grant.

Funds are available for the procurement and care of eight animals (up to four animals per project) a year, including appropriate animal laboratory studies (collection of body fluids, biopsies, surgeries, necropsies and basic or SIV-specific laboratory studies). This will permit funding for one or two projects each year, depending on the number of animals requested, the length of the project, and receipt of competitive applications. Laboratory studies performed at Penn will be the responsibility of the investigator, and there are no funds available for salary support.

All Penn CFAR investigators are eligible for these pilot funds. If interested, it is strongly recommended that you contact one of the investigators from the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) as early as possible to discuss potential studies, study design etc.

No budget page is required as award is for procurement and use of animals at TNPRC.

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2011. To download application form with instructions, visit uphs.upenn.edu/aids/WordDocs/NHPPilotAnnouncement2011.doc

TNPRC Investigators:

Andrew A. Lackner, alackner@tpc.tulane.edu

Preston Marx, pmarxj@tulane.edu

Ron Veazey, rveazey@tulane.edu

Almanac - September 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03