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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...

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...

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 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...
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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...
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