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Discounted Basketball Tickets | February in Human Resources| Joint Pilot Study | Penn's Way | Pilot & Feasibility Grant


Discounted Basketball Tickets

Human Resources and Athletics are offering a special opportunity for Penn faculty and staff and their family and
Come cheer on the Penn Men's Basketball team as they face Brown University, Saturday, February 15, 7 p.m. at The Palestra, 33rd Street. between Walnut and Spruce.

* The cost is $3 per person for Penn faculty/staff and their family and friends.

* This ticket price is discounted from the standard $12 per ticket cost. Season ticket holders may purchase discounted tickets for family and friends and Athletics will make every effort to place your guests near your current seats.

To Purchase Tickets

  • In advance: come to the Athletic Ticket Office, Weightman Hall, 33rd St. between Walnut and Spruce with your Penn ID.
  • On the night of the game: come to the Palestra and present your Penn ID.

Bonus: Faculty/Staff Day for Penn v. Columbia Women's Basketball Game, Saturday, February 8, 7 p.m., at The Palestra, 33rd Street between Walnut and Spruce. Free for faculty/staff and family/friends.

If you have any questions, contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (215) 898-6151.

-- Division of Human Resources

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February in Human Resources

Human Resources offers many programs to help further the professional and personal development of Penn faculty and staff. The Learning and Education (L&E) and Quality of Work Life (QOWL) departments are promoting several programs in the month of February (See February At Penn calendar). Visit the Human Resources website at for descriptions of the programs and to pre-register online. Registration is required for all programs.

Look for monthly updates on HR programs in future issues of Almanac.

--Division of Human Resources

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Joint Pilot Study in Basic Science or Clinical Areas: ADCC and IME

The University of Pennsylvania NIH-funded ADCC in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (CNDR) and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) will join together in funding three pilot projects on biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research in basic science or clinical areas each at a level of up to $20,000/year (for personnel and supplies costs, but not equipment). These one-year, non-renewable grants support pilot research projects on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or management of dementia of the Alzheimer's type or related conditions. The purpose is to assist faculty in obtaining preliminary data to serve as the basis of a grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical and social problem. The previous year's awards and application instructions may be found on the CNDR website:

A committee representing both the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering will review all proposals and funding depends not only on scientific merit, but also on the likelihood that the pilots will lead to independent investigator initiated proposals. Priority will be given to:

  • faculty in the early stages of their career who seek to enter the Alzheimer's Disease research arena
  • Senior faculty who intend to shift their research emphasis towards neurodegenerative diseases.

Applications should utilize the basic NIH PHS 398 form with a limit of 5 pages (exclusive of literature cited). The application submission deadline is April 15, 2003 and questions may be directed to Gayle Viale, Administrator, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR), phone (215) 662-4708 or e-mail:

--Gayle Viale, Administrator, CNDR

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Penn's Way LogoPenn's Way Grand Prize Winner

Adria Katz, of the University Museum, is the Penn's Way Grand Prize winner of the IBM Think Pad laptop from the Computer Connection.


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Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program: Penn Center for AIDS Research

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn 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, and those proposals will be given preference. Proposals that include an international component also are encouraged.

The maximum amount of funding for each grant will be $40,000. Grants are for a one-year period and are not renewable. It is expected that funds will be available in July 2004.

Faculty members, holding appointments at the CFAR institutions who meet one of the following requirements, are invited to apply:

1) New investigators who never have 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/instructions may be downloaded via our web page at Deadline: Completed proposals are due by Friday, March 21, 2003. For additional information, please contact: Evelyn Olivieri, Executive Administrator, Room 353 BRB II/III/6160, Phone: (215) 573-7354, e-mail:

--Dr. Francisco González-Scarano, Core Director

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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 19, January 28, 2003