Spring 2018 University Research Foundation Awards

In the recent Spring 2018 cycle of Penn’s internally-funded University Research Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research announced awards (Conference and Seminar Support denoted by *) to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below.

Spring 2018 University Research Foundation Awards

Erol Akçay, Biology, SAS, Evolution of social and genomic complexity

*Daud Ali, South Asia Studies, SAS, Money Use in Precolonial South Asia

Montserrat Anguera, Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Influence of altered X-linked gene dosage on the microbiome during autoimmunity

*Jaya Aysola, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Perelman School of Medicine, Health Equity Week 2019

*Deborah Becker, School of Nursing, PennDemic: An Interprofessional Infectious Disease Outbreak Simulation

Paco Bravo, Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, Somatostatin Receptor Imaging in Patients with Suspected Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Kathleen Brown, History, SAS, Beyond Free Speech and Safe Space: Reimagining Open Expression, Inclusion and Argument

Lily Brown, Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, Integrating Suicide and Trauma-Focused Treatment to reduce Suicide Risk

Janis Burkhardt, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, A mouse model for X-linked moesin-associated immunodeficiency

Marija Drndic, Physics and Astronomy, SAS, Topological insulator nanoelectronic devices: engineering surface state towards spintronics and quantum computing applications

Roy Hamilton, Neurology, Perelman school of Medicine, Using Virtual Reality and Brain Stimulation to Detect and Characterize Spatial Neglect

Brent Helliker, Biology, SAS, The hydraulic legacy of C4 evolution: Phylogenetic, physiological and genetic controls on water transport in C3 and C4 grasses

*Joseph Kable, Psychology, SAS, Conference Support for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics

Sampath Kannan, CIS, Engineering and Applied Science, Understanding Communities and Relationships from Data

Bomyi Lim, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, Characterization of Pol II elongation rate in living embryos

Ignacio Lopez, Romance Languages, SAS, Archival Work—Galdos’ Rosalia manuscript

*Catriona MacLeod, Germanic Languages and Literature, SAS, Romantic Prints on the Move

Michele Margolis, Political Science, SAS, Competing identities, values, and preferences: white evangelical Christians in American politics

Ramah McKay, History and Sociology of Science, SAS, Making an African medical market: Private clinics and transnational capital in Mozambique and India

Marcy Norton, History, SAS, The Tame and the Wild: People and Animals after 1492

Aurelie Ouss, Criminology, SAS, Using Feedback to Improve Performance in Criminal Justice

Eugene Park, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, SAS, A Concise History of Korea

*Kevin Platt, Russian and East European Studies, SAS, Your Language—My Ear 2019: Russian and American Poetry in Conversation and Translation

*Guthrie Ramsey, Music, SAS, Sound, Gender, and the Color Line

Vincent Reina, City and Regional Planning, PennDesign, Rental vouchers and waitlists: barriers and impacts on neighborhood access and household welfare

Janine Remillard, Graduate School of Education, Improving Novice Teachers’ Instructional Practices in Mathematics: Translating Learning from Teacher Education

*Gareth Roberts, Linguistics, SAS, Penn Symposium on Cultural Evolution and Global Social Dynamics

*Adam Smith, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, SAS, Script and Sound in Old Chinese

Nancy Steinhardt, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, SAS, The Borders of Chinese Architecture

*James Sykes, Music, SAS, Sounding the Indian Ocean: Musical Circulations in the Afro-Asiatic Seascape

Patrick Walsh, Chemistry, SAS, New Polymerization Reactions with Organocatalysts

Joshua Wand, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, Positioning Entropy in Proteins for Exploitation for Drug Design

*Michael Weisberg, Philosophy, SAS, Killing Cats to Save Finches: Perspectives on Invasive Species and Conservation Policy

Richard Weller, Landscape Architecture, Design, Atlas for the End of the World—Atlas for the Beginning of the Anthropocene