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Penn Center for AIDS Research 2002
Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program
Call for Proposals

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) seeks applications to the pilot program offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development, or prevention are considered relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core. The CFAR is particularly interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas, for example, virology and epidemiology, and in proposals that address areas that are not represented in research already ongoing at the CFAR institutions (Penn, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Wistar Institute). Proposals that include an international component are also encouraged.

Grants range up to $40,000 for one year, and are generally not renewable. Faculty members holding appointments at the CFAR institutions who meet one of the following requirements are invited to apply:

1) New investigators who have never held extramural support from the NIH.

2) Investigators who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS.

3) Investigators who have worked in HIV/AIDS who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from their currently funded work.

Applications may be downloaded via the web at

Deadline: Completed proposals are due by Friday, March 29, 2002.

For additional information, please contact:

Evelyn Olivieri
Executive Administrator
Phone: (215) 573-7354

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 21, February 5, 2002


February 5, 2002
Volume 48 Number 21

The first Neal Nathanson Lecture will be given next week by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Penn alumnus.
After four years at the helm of the College House Program, Dr. David Brownlee steps down as director and turns over the wheel to a fellow faculty master.
When is Spring Recess? Well, now it is Spring Break--at least on the Academic Calendar--to be consistent with Fall Break.
Mix more than a dozen committees, a multi-year timeline, five institutional goals, six academic priorities, and several organizational priorities and the result is a new Strategic Plan which will soon be published For Comment.
The Council Committee on Communications reports on its findings from a one-year review of the Policy on Privacy in the Electronic Environment.
Improving pedestrian safety is a multi-step challenge.
Environmental Health and Radiation Safety offers information, thermometer exchange, and training for employees who handle hazardous substances.
Researchers make discoveries concerning King Midas, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease, immune system and major depressive disorder.
The University Research Foundation's latest awards go to 48 projects--from The Art of Urbanism in Feudal Aquitaine to Evaluating a Hospital Quality Improvement Model for Developing Countries.
Discounted tickets are available to attend Annenberg Center events and a Basketball Game at the Palestra.
Penn Public Safety Institute provides the community with a glimpse of police work from behind-the-scenes; the next program begins tomorrow. Apply now.