Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.

Penn has received more than $155 million in research funding from the ARRA, awards that fund 288 studies in gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, tobacco’s effect on health and more. Members of the Penn faculty have submitted approximately 1,150 grant applications and more than $800 million in requested funding to institutions like the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, with the bulk of research awards yet to be announced.

Website, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, University of Pennsylvania Stimulus Funding
http://www.upenn.edu/research/arra/index.html

A Sampling of ARRA-Funded Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
http://www.upenn.edu/research/arra/awarded.html

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