2005 Pilot Research Grant Awardees
Three grants awarded supporting pilot projects in aging-related research within the School of Medicine
The IOA Pilot Grant program, now in its second year, is a highly valued component of the IOA, serving to support new faculty entering the field of aging and to stimulate multi-disciplinary projects that focus the diverse expertise at the University of Pennsylvania toward aging research. In doing so, the IOA aims to foster the exploration of new directions in the field of aging on a broader scale. This year, the Pilot Grant program awarded three research projects within the School of Medicine.
The IOA Pilot Grant program provides initial support in both basic science and clinical areas in aging for investigators engaged in biomedical, epidemiological, behavioral or health services research. A salient goal is to assist PENN faculty in obtaining preliminary data to serve as the basis for grant applications to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with aging.
The following three Penn faculty members were awarded Pilot Research Grants:
Robert J. Pignolo, MD
"Osteopenia and osteoblast differentiation in mouse models of accelerated aging"
Amita Sehgal, PhD
"Sleep:wake cycles and oxidative stress in aged Drosophila"
Jennifer Tjia, MD
"Comparing pharmacy refill records to PACE administrative claims to measure medication adherence"