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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...
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2021 Cohort of Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows Named

Senior Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research have announced the 2021 cohort of Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows for Academic Diversity, the largest cohort in the program’s history. Designed to help postdocs advance their careers while enriching the community of scholars at Penn and the Children’s Hospital of...

OVPR congratulates the winners of the 1st annual Penn Labs Freezer Challenge

The Penn Labs Freezer Challenge, run by Penn Sustainability, promotes best practices in cold storage management, including refrigerators, freezers, and cold rooms. Labs submitted an online scorecard, encouraging freezer efficiency including regular defrosting, cleaning out old samples, temperature tuning, and sharing cold storage spaces. Penn’s challenge is based on the International Freezer Challenge. Penn’s first annual...

Katherine Reuther, PhD, MBA Named New Executive Director for Penn Health-Tech (PHT)

Penn Health-Tech, Penn Engineering, and Penn Medicine are excited to announce that Dr. Katherine (Katie) Reuther will join us as the new Executive Director of the Penn Center for Health-Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech), beginning mid-July 2021. Dr. Reuther will also be joining the School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty as Practice Associate Professor in...
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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)...
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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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Research Recovery Program Supports Scholars Impacted by the Pandemic

A new funding mechanism offers grants designed to help researchers mitigate unexpected costs and provides opportunities for scholars to delve into new areas of study. Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research has launched the Research Recovery Program, a new funding mechanism designed to mitigate the impacts of shutdowns and restrictions on research activities....
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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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Phase II of Research Resumption Expands On-Campus Activities

An update about the second of Penn’s three-part reopening of research with Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell.  Penn is now in the second of a three-part phased reopening of research activities, bringing back additional researchers to campus while still relying on social distancing, mask wearing, and overall density reduction. On July 13, Penn moved...
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Research Returns to Campus: Interview with Dawn Bonnell, Vice Provost for Research

Dawn Bonnell, Penn’s Vice Provost for Research, discusses the phased approach towards slowly, and safely, resuming on-campus research activities. On March 16, faculty, students, and staff discontinued all nonessential on-campus research activities. Now, Penn has entered into the first of a three-part phased reopening of these activities, with a focus on prioritized projects, population density restrictions, and...
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