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“Underrated” Coach: Mr. Dunphy

Fran Dunphy

Fran Dunphy, head coach of Penn basketball, who got his 300th career win last Tuesday when the Quakers won against LaSalle, was listed as one of 10 “underrated” college basketball coaches by www.collegehoops.net.

Under Mr. Dunphy’s leadership for the past 17 years, the Quakers have won nine of the last 13 Ivy League Championships,  went to the NCAA tournament eight times  in the last 13 years and placed the Quakers among elite company.

Mr. Dunphy has served as a lecturer in  Wharton’s Executive Education program and in Wharton’s management program. He is one of the leaders in the local Coaches vs. Cancer campaign and was named to the National Council of Coaches vs. Cancer. He was also honored as the 2002 National Coaches vs. Cancer Coach of the Year for his “service and tireless dedication to those in need.”


Cesare Baccaria Award: Mr. Rudovsky

David Rudovsky

The Philadelphia Bar Association awarded Professor David Rudovsky, senior fellow in the Law School, the Cesare Baccaria Award for his contribution to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education. Mr. Rudovsky’s research areas include civil rights and civil liberties issues.

The award  was created to honor Cesare Baccaria, an 18th Century Italian scholar, who was attributed with aiding the European penal code reform and the eventual development of the American criminal justice system.



Volume in Honor of Dr. Striker

Dr. Cecil L. Striker, retired professor of history of art, was presented with the volume, Archaeology in Architecture: Studies in Honor of Cecil L. Striker. The volume includes 19 papers in English and German relating to his fields including Early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval architecture and its related archaeology. His work focused on “the recording and analysis of the physical evidence of buildings and their remains using archaeological methods.”


PPPI Grant: Wharton School

The Wharton School is one of 12  institutions chosen worldwide to receive a grant through the Merck Company Foundation’s Program in Pharmaceutical Policy Issues (PPPI). PPPI was created in 1999 to help academic institutions conduct independent research in pharmaceutical and health policy issues. Thegrants will support academic centers around the world. “Each center will receive  $600,000 over three years to strengthen policy research, teaching and dissemination capacity.”


2006 Sloan Fellowship: Ms. Tucker

Anita Tucker

Ms. Anita L. Tucker, assistant professor of operations and information management, is one of four recipients of the Sloan Industry Studies Fellowships. “Fellows are engaged in path-breaking research to increase knowledge of the complex influences that shape today’s industrial enterprises. The Fellows were selected from among 37 highly qualified scholars in the early stages of their careers on the basis of their exceptional promise to contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and to U.S. industrial development and economic competitiveness.” Each Fellow receives a $45,000 grant for a two-year period to conduct  research of their choosing.

Ms. Tucker’s current projects are the managerial impact on learning from operational failures, and diffusing improvement practices across hospital units. 

The Industry Studies Fellowships provide support and recognition to junior faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines–economics, management, engineering, political science, and related or interdisciplinary areas.


TAPITMAT Grant Awards

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) announced the first round of successful applications for the Transdisciplinary Award Program (TAPITMAT). The selected projects range across the breadth of biology and integrate diverse disciplines and investigators from many schools of Penn. They are uniformly of high scientific quality, interdisciplinary and translational in nature. The recipients are:

Dr. Josep Dalmau, department of neurology, School of Medicine; Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide, department of medicine, School of Medicine; Immunologic Profiling and Neuro-Oncologic Outcome in Patients with Ovarian Cancer and Paraneoplastic cdr2 Immunity

Dr. Scott Diamond, department of chemical and biomolecular engineering and Institute for Medicine and Engineering, SEAS; Dr. Doron Greenbaum, department of pharmacology, School of Medicine; Malaria Targets and High Throughput Screening

Dr. Steven C. Goldstein, department of medicine, School of Medicine; Dr. Adam Bagg, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, School of Medicine; Enhancing Graft vs. Leukemia (GvL) via Delayed Ex-Vivo Co-Stimulated Donor Lymphocyte Infusion (DLI) after Non-Myeloablative SCT

Dr. Vladimir R. Muzykantov, department of pharmacology, School of Medicine; Dr. Dennis Discher, department of bioengineering, SEAS; Dr. Steve Siegel, department of psychiatry, School of Medicine; Targeting Polymer Drug Carriers to Cell Adhesion Molecules

Dr. Laura L. Peoples, department of psychology, SAS; Dr. Anna Rose Childress, department of psychiatry, School of Medicine; Novel Translational Treatment Research Models for Drug Addiction




  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 20, January 31, 2006


January 31, 2006
Volume 52 Number 20


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