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In fall 2004, the most recent cycle of Penn’s internally-funded University Research Foundation and URF Conference Support (noted with *), 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 today, March 15, 2005 (see Almanac February 15, 2005).

Click here for the Spring 2005 Award Recipients.

University Research Foundation Awards Fall 2004 & URF Conference Support Awards Fall 2004

Geza Acs, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Role of Erythropoietin Signaling in the Development and Progression of Human Ovarian Carcinoma

William M. Armstead, Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine; tPA and Hypoxic/Ischemic Brain Injury

Rita Barnard, Department of English, Women’s Studies Program, SAS; Transatlantic Dialogues: South Africa, the United States, and the Pitfalls of Comparison

Khalil Bdeir, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Neutrophil Defensin and Acute Lung Injury

Julie A. Blendy, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; The Role of the Opioid System and Reward in Obesity

Mark J. Butler, Department of Music, SAS; Technologies of Improvisation in Electronic Dance Music

Laurie Churchman, Department of Fine Arts, School of Design; Shifting Typographic Conventions:  Technology, Perception and Originality

Douglas Cines, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Nuclear Translocation of Urokinase/nucleolin Complexes

Joan K. Davitt, School of Social Work; Racial Disparities in Access to Medicare Home Health Care: The Impact of Prospective Payment

John Detre, Neurology & Radiology, School of Medicine; Basic and Clinical Applications of Functional and Molecular Neuroimaging*

David L. Diefenderfer, Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, School of Veterinary Medicine; Glucocorticoid Activation of BMP-Induced Osteogenesis in Human Marrow Stromal Cells: A Potential Strategy

Ivan J. Dmochowski, Department of Chemistry, SAS; Using Flourescence Microscopy to Develop New MRI Contrst Agents and Photoactivatable Oligonucleotides

Jan Eeckhout, Department of Economics, SAS; Social Networks and the Production of Services

Lois K. Evans, Family & Community Health, School of Nursing; Geriatric Mental Health Nursing: State of the Future Conference*

Jeffrey Field, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine; Modeling p53 Mutagenesis

Serge Y. Fuchs, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Regulation of Prolactin Receptor Proteolysis

Feng Gai, Jeffery Saven, William DeGrado, Department of Chemistry, SAS; U.S.-Japan Symposium on Protein Folding and Design*

Howard Goldfine, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine; Phospholipases in the Pathogenesis of Listeria Monocytogenes

Benjamin Peter Horton, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, SAS; Developing High Resolution Records of Relative Sea-Level Change Using a Foraminiferal Transfer Function

John Dixon Hunt, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Design; Land Form & Use in the City of Venice

Jerry A. Jacobs, Department of Sociology, SAS; Family Friendly University Policies

Shane Jensen, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School; Integrating Multiple Data Sources to Improve Motif Discovery

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Department of History, SAS; Border, Battles, and Cultural Bonds: A Historical and Political Perspective on Gulf Societies

James M. Kikkawa, Department of Physics & Astronomy, SAS; Acquisition of a 2.2 um Infrared Imaging System for Single Nanotube Optical Spectroscopy

Robert Kurzban, Department of Psychology, SAS; Cooperation in Networks: Experimental Proposals

Vicki Mahaffey, Department of English, SAS; The Joyce of Everyday Life and Literary Modernism: An Introduction*

Steven Marcus and Daniel Polsky, School of Social Work; Malpractice Premiums, the Supply of Obstetricians, and Their Impact on Maternal and NewbornHealth

Frank Matero, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, School of Design; Presenting the Past: The Conservation and Display of Archaeological Sites in the American Southwest

Dewey G. McCafferty, Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine; Biosynthesis of Teichoic Acid: Novel Targets for Combating Sepsis, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Microbial Pathogenesis  

Gerald A. McDermott, Department of Management, The Wharton School; Institution Building, Network Restructuring, and Firm Upgrading in Emerging Markets

Eric Meggers, Department of Chemistry, SAS; Development of Photoreactive Protein Kinase Inhibitors

Anthony Odibo and Joanne Quinones, OBGYN/Maternal Fetal Medicine, School of Medicine; Determining a Threshold for Defining Oligohydramnios at Term

Eleanor S. Pollak, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine; Regulation of Expression of Human ADAMTS13

Susan R. Ross, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine; Role of ITAM-mediated Signaling in MMTV-induced Breast Cancer

Frederick F. Samaha, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine; Inflammatory Response to Sleep Apnea in Obese Subjects, A Pilot Study

Theodore G. Schurr, Department of Anthropology, SAS; Analysis of Biocultural Diversity in Ethnic Populations of Afghanistan

Heather J. Sharkey, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC), SAS; Christian Evangelism and Western Imperialism in the Modern Middle East

Hao Shen, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine; Cellular Immune Responses to Anthrax Immunization

Regina M. Turner, Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine; Anchoring of a Ca2+ Signaling Pathway in the Sperm Flagellum

Cathrine Veikos, Department of Architecture, School of Design; Material Effects: Lina Bo Bardi

Doris Wagner, Department of Biology, SAS; Regulation of the Switch to Reproductive Development in Arabidopsis

Michael Weisberg, Department of Philosophy, SAS; Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Philosophy of Science Conference, April 2, 2005: The Strategy of Model Building in Population Biology: 1966-2005*

David J. White, Department of Psychology, SAS; The Social Inheritance of Adaptive Behavior in Cowbirds



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