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In the most recent cycle of Penn's internally-funded Research Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below.

The deadline for the Spring Research Foundation proposals is March 15. The Research Foundation Guidelines are available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 215 College Hall, and on the web at

University Research Foundation
Fall 2001 Awards

Edwin Abel and Scott Bizily, Biology, SAS; A High-Throughput Genomics Approach for Identifying Genes Involved in Learning and Memory

Linda Aiken, Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research, Nursing; Evaluating a Hospital Quality Improvement Model for Developing Countries

Katrina Armstrong, General Internal Medicine, Medicine; Housestaff Depression and Career Choices

Narayan Avadhani, Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine; Mitochondria-to-Nucleus Stress Induced Calcium Signaling in Mammalian Cells

Haim Bau and Howard Hu, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, SEAS; Matching Funds for a Micro Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) System

Stephen Baylor, Physiology, Medicine; Calcium Sparks in Mammalian Skeletal Muscle

Ian Bennett, Family Practice and Community Medicine, Medicine; Literacy and Health Among At-Risk Women in Prenatal Care

Jeffrey Berns, Medicine, Medicine; Willingness of Patients Receiving Conventional Hemodialysis to Participate in a Randomized Trial of Conventional Versus Daily Dialysis

B. G. Campling and Jon Lindstrom, Medicine and Neuroscience, Medicine; Characterization of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor ligand Produced by Some Lung Cancers

Russ Carstens, Medicine, Medicine; Alternative RNA Splicing of FGFR2 in Prostate Cancer Progression

Yongsung Chang, Economics, SAS; From Individual to Aggregate Labor Supply

Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth, Biology & Psychology, SAS; Physiological Correlates of Dominance in Free-Ranging Male Baboons

Andrea Cheville, Rehabilitation Medicine, Medicine; Assessment of Lymphedema Risk Following Lymph Node Dissection and Radiation Therapy for Primary Breast Cancer

Lewis Chodosh, Molecular & Cellular Engineering, Medicine; Development of a Rat Transgenic Model for Parity-Induced Protection against Breast Cancer

Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Medicine, Medicine; The Use of Nutritional Antioxidant Diets in Preventing Radiation-Induced Pneumonopathy in Mice

Sean Clarke, Foundational Sciences & Health Systems, Nursing; Racial Differentials in the Process and Outcomes of Hospital Care in Pennsylvania

Andrew Dancis, Hematology/Oncology, Medicine; A comprehensive Analysis of Iron Metabolism in Yeast Using the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Gene Deletion Library

Zoltan Domotor, Paul Guyer and Charles Kahn, Philosophy, SAS; Conference and Publication on Historical and Contemporary Theories of Necessity

William Ewald, Law; Hilbert on the Foundations of Mathematics and Natural Science

Gautam Ghosh, Anthropology, SAS; Citizenship After Conflict: Migration and Religion in South Asian Nation-States, 1940-2000

Carolyn Gibson, Anatomy & Histology, Dental Medicine; Expression of Nested Genes

Francisco Gil-White, Psychology, SAS; The Impact of Group Membership on Preferences and Decisions: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Cognitive and Economic Experiments, Lab and Field

Wei Guo, Biology, SAS; Cdc42 and the Exocyst in Early Kidney Cell Development

Madeleine Joullié, Chemistry, SAS; Synthesis Using Focused Microwaves

Igor Kopytoff and John Weeks, Anthropology, SAS; Lost Philadelphians: Ethnogenesis of an American Black Community in the Dominican Republic

Marsha Lester, Chemistry, SAS; Matching Funds for an Injection-Seeded Nd:YAG Laser to be Used in the Investigation of the Vibrational Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics of Complexes and Reactive Intermediates

Joseph Lipschutz, Medicine, Medicine; The Exocyst, Its Role in Normal and Abnormal Cystogenesis and Tubulogenesis

Nigel Lockyer, Physics & Astronomy, SAS; Flavor Physics & CP Violation (FPCP) an International Physics Conference

Daniel Malamud, Dental Biochemisty, Dental Medicine; Lung Scavenger Receptor Protein in Oral Secretions: Anti -HIV Activity and Potential Therapeutic

Ali Malkawi, Architecture, GSFA; Environmental Diagnosis and Optimization

Robert Maxwell, History of Art, SAS; The Art of Urbanism in Feudal Aquitaine

Dewey McCafferty, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Medicine; Funds for the Purchase of an LC-MS Spectrometer

Carol Muller, Music, SAS; Musical Echoes: South Africans Imagining, Remembering, and Denying "America" (1940-99)

Ramachandran Murali and Hongtao Zhang, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine; CDR Mimetics as Proteomics Tool

James Nicholson, Family Practice and Community Medicine, Medicine; The AMOR-IPAT New England Retrospective Study: Part II - The Multiparous Cohort

Laura Peoples, Psychology, SAS; Basolateral Amygdala: Physiology of Cocaine Seeking

Daniel Polsky, General Internal Medicine, Medicine; Using Instrumental Variables to Reduce Bias in Observational Studies of Drug Insurance Effects

Andrew Postlewaite, Economics, SAS; Adult consequences of Adolescent Experiences

James Primosch, Music, SAS; Partial Support for CD Recording of Works for Voice

Rahim Rizi, Radiology, Medicine; Lung Imaging Using MRI Hyperpolarization Transfer

Mark Salzer, Psychiatry, Medicine; Assessing Quality of Care in the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Jason Schnittker, Sociology, SAS; The Role of Physician Trust in Health Inequality

Katherine Schultz, Educational Leadership, Education; Literacy Practices as a Bridge Between the Community and the Classroom

Wen Shieh, Systems Engineering, SEAS; Teaching and Research Laboratory for Urban Aquaculture

Anthony Tomazinis, City and Regional Planning, GSFA; Comparative Research on the Analytical Methods Utilized by Four Major Planning Organizations in Producing the Regional Plans for Their Regions

Kevin Volpp, General Internal Medicine, Medicine; Quality of Care in Financially Stressed Hospitals

Robert Washabau and Peter Felsburg, Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine; Immunologic Basis of a Canine Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Arjun Yodh, Physics & Astronomy, SAS; Parallel Computing Cluster for Near-Infrared Diffuse Optical Tomography

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.