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Faculty Awarded Sponsored Projects

The University proudly celebrates faculty contributions to the body of knowledge in their academic field.  Sponsored research accomplishments add to the success of the University and furthers our mission “to educate students to become leaders and innovators.” Receiving support to explore puzzles and problems of health and disease and to educate students is commendable and worthy of recognition. 

Congratulations to the award recipients listed below. We wish them continued success.

The list below represents sponsored projects awarded January-December, 2013. Recipients will be honored at a special ceremony during Research Day on April 10, 2014.

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

Jessica Adams
Project: HIV associated neurocognitive disordes in patients on atazanavir vs darunavir
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Bruce Canaday
Project: Agreement for Professional Services
Sponsor: Cooper Health System

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Zhiyu Li
Project: Expression and characterization of influenza vaccine adjuvant rOv-ASP-1
Sponsor: DMX, Inc.

Steven Neau
Project: Measure of the Enzyme Digestibility of a Glycated Chitosan Sample
Sponsor: Immunophotonics, Inc.

Shanaz Tejani-Butt
Project: KIN Buddy Mentor Program
Sponsor: Keystone Innovation Zone

Department of Occupational Therapy

Varleisha Gibbs
Project: iLs Pillow Physiological and Behavioral Affects on Hypersensitivity
Sponsor: Integrated Listening Systems

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Stephen Moelter
Project: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sponsor: George Mason University

Claudia Parvanta
Project: Health Literacy Interventions to improve medication adherence
Sponsor: State of Pennsylvania

Department of Biological Sciences

Peter Berget
Project: Purification of Biosensors
Sponsor: Enzium

Kenneth Myers
Project: Regulation of Endothelial Cell Branching Morphogenesis via MCAK-targeted Control
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Kenneth Myers
Project: Regulation of Cardiovascular Angiogenesis by MT Dynamics and MMP14
Sponsor: W. W. Smith Charitable Trust

Bela Peethambaran
Project: Studying the Effects of Myrothamnus Flabellifolius, an Edible Plant on Leukemic Cell Lines and Non Leukemic Cells
Sponsor: Ruth Estrin Goldberg Memorial for Cancer Research

John Porter
Project: Isolation, identification and characterization of a toxin causing billiary atresia
Sponsor: UPENN-NIH

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Elisabetta Fasella
Project:2014 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program

Vojislava Pophristic
Project: A Combined Computational and Experimental Approach for Structure Prediction of Foldamers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Nathan West
Project: Distributed On-Farm Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biochemicals (FarmBio3) Development and Production via Integrated Catalytic Thermolysis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Randy Zauhar
Project: Institutional clinical and translational science award
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics

Charalampos Papachristou
Project: Genomic studies of sex-specific architecture of asthma-associated traits
Sponsor: University of Chicago

Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Andrew Peterson
Project: Geriatric Education Centers "Practice Change in Geriatric Care"
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

Department of Health Policy and Public Health

Amalia Issa
Project: Liability risk across the personalized medicine lifecycle: driver, impediment, or both?
Sponsor: Arizona State University

Tamar Klaiman
Project: Learning Lessons from Outlier Local Health Departments
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Stephen Metraux
Project: VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Peterson
Project: Managed Care Fellowship Agreement
Sponsor: Genetech Foundation

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