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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...
Richard Wender, MD

Richard C. Wender, MD Appointed Executive Director of CPHI

Senior Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard C. Wender, MD as Executive Director of the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) effective July 1, 2022. “Richard Wender is uniquely qualified to lead CPHI,” said Senior Vice Provost Bonnell. “He is committed to leading teams who share his...
Hankenson

Claire Hankenson Appointed Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director of ULAR

A message from the Vice Provost for Research: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of F. Claire Hankenson, DVM, MS, DACLAM, as the Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR).  Claire will also serve as Penn’s Attending Veterinarian (AV). In these roles, she will oversee...
Jessica Yoos

Jessica Yoos Appointed Director of Penn’s Human Research Protections Program

A message from the Vice Provost for Research: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Jessica Yoos, MA, M.Phil. Ed, CIP has been appointed the Director of University of Pennsylvania’s Human Research Protections Program.  Jessica has been acting in this role since July of 2020 and has been with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)...
Dawn Bonnell

Dawn Bonnell Appointed Senior Vice Provost for Research

Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the appointment of Dawn Bonnell as senior vice provost for research. Dr. Bonnell, Henry Robinson Towne Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, was appointed vice provost for research in 2013 and reappointed in 2017. “Dawn Bonnell has been an extraordinary leader of our research enterprise at Penn, especially...
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Maureen O’Leary named Associate Vice Provost for Research

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen O’Leary, PhD, MBA, CBSP, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS), as Associate Vice Provost for Research. This new title recognizes Maureen’s leadership role and critical contributions to the University in developing and implementing comprehensive safety programs. On her arrival at Penn in July...
lrsm

Eric Stach named as Director of the Laboratory of Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Stach, PhD, MBA, as director of the Laboratory of Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), effective July 1, 2020. Eric is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Faculty Chair of the Nanoscale Characterization Facility in the...
coronavirus

Implementation of Restrictions on research operations amid COVID-19

Visit research.upenn.edu/resources/coronavirus/ for all Research Continuity Updates during  COVID-19 The purpose of the research ramp down is to depopulate the campus.  The data unambiguously support the positive impact of social distancing on public health.  Further, the sooner and more vigorously social distancing is implemented, the smaller the number of cases and the more lives are...
covid 19

Research Continuity during COVID-19

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has published a new page on our website outline ongoing Research Continuity plans during the COVID-19 outbreak for researchers and laboratories. Research Continuity during the COVID-19 Outbreak This new webpage will be updated regularly with new information.
Maureen O'Leary

New EHRS Executive Director Maureen O’Leary

Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen O’Leary, PhD, MBA, CBSP, as Executive Director of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, effective July 15. Dr. O’Leary has been Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Dartmouth College since 2013, in which position she provided strategic leadership and administrative oversight...
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