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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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