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Marta Bartholomew

Penn Center for Innovation announces two key appointments to expand and enhance institution-wide innovation and technology commercialization activities

John Swartley, PhD, appointed as Penn’s first Chief Innovation Officer; Benjamin Dibling, PhD, promoted to Managing Director, PCI Philadelphia—The Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) has announced two key appointments to support the next phase of its comprehensive innovation and commercialization plan. Building on his notable success leading the creation and remarkable growth of PCI over the...

Guidance Regarding the Cumulative Five-Year Term Limit for Newly Appointed Postdoctoral Researchers and Fellows effective July 1, 2023

Per the policy for postdoctoral researchers at the University of Pennsylvania published in the Penn Almanac (https://almanac.upenn.edu/articles/of-record-policy-for-postdoctoral-trainees-at-the-university-of-pennsylvania) June 21, 2022, the new term limit for postdoctoral researchers will become effective as of July 1, 2023 and will apply only to those hired on or after this effective date. Postdoctoral researchers hired prior to July 1, 2023, retain the current five-year term limit at Penn, regardless of previous experience. The policy states...

Patrick Egan appointed Associate Vice Provost for Research and Associate Counsel and Director of the Research Integrity Office.

The OVPR is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Egan as the Associate Vice Provost for Research / Associate Counsel and Director of the Research Integrity Office. In this role Patrick will oversee the Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Program and the Research Integrity Office. Patrick is responsible for Penn’s research compliance initiatives and...

OVPR Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Winter 2023 OVPR newsletter is now available. Read important updates on funding opportunities, research support, and other research related activity at the University of Pennsylvania. IN THIS ISSUE: Internal Funding Opportunities from the OVPR Research Policy Updates Get Ready for Workday Learning! Support for International Research Supporting our Postdocs: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to launch...

Dryad Data Platform now available to Penn Researchers in response to the NIH Data Management Sharing Policy effective January 25, 2023

Penn is joining the Dryad Data Platform as an institutional member to provide easy access for our faculty to a generalist data repository in anticipation of needs based on the 2023 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), working with Penn Libraries and the Office of...

Jennifer Davis, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA appointed Director of Animal Welfare Programs and Operations

Senior Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Davis, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA as Director of Animal Welfare Programs and Operations. In this role Jennifer is responsible for the oversight of regulatory compliance, post-approval monitoring, and administration of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). She will oversee the units...

OVPR Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Fall 2022 OVPR newsletter is now available. Read important updates on funding opportunities, research support, and other research related activity at the University of Pennsylvania. IN THIS ISSUE: Internal Funding Opportunities Welcome to Our 2022-2023 Penn Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows New Staff in the OVPR Research Compliance Updates Center and Institute Spotlight Research Events Resources...

University Research Foundation Grants for 2022: Application Deadline is October 14

The University Research Foundation (URF) is now accepting grant applications for the October 14, 2022 deadline. The URF is an intramural funding program that provides up to $75,000 support for research projects and up to $3,000 for conference support. The URF provides seed funding for research activities that are expected to lead to external sponsorship...