SOM Stimulus Information
Penn Medicine and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Welcome to Penn Medicine’s information site for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This site provides information on both the continuing opportunities within the ARRA and our performance to date. The site incorporates specific funding announcements and other opportunities, as well as outcomes for grants we have obtained through the ARRA, including selected profiles of our grantees.
Federal stimulus dollars represent a significant new way for our physicians and scientists to develop their innovative ideas. In addition to creating leading edge biomedical knowledge, this additional funding provides much needed support for the creation of jobs and support for trainees in the biomedical research field.
Despite shortened deadlines and turn-around times for ARRA grant submissions, Penn faculty have and continue to develop numerous collaborations across traditional lines of specialization through these awards. Penn’s ARRA projects create new foundations of basic science and address the essential translation of these observations to clinical applications and therapies.
Thus, the ARRA funds allocated through NIH will play a pivotal role in advancing new therapies and, hopefully, cures for diseases and ailments that touch the lives of millions of Americans. We are grateful and honored to be at the forefront of this effort.
Thank you for your interest in Penn Medicine and our role in both the ARRA and advancing biomedical research.
Glen N. Gaulton, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer
Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD Discusses His Lab's Research at Penn Medicine
Understanding platelet proteins' role in heart disease with Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director of Transfusion Services, HUP. When the body is bruised or cut, blood platelets take over to help repair vessels, skin, and other tissues. But there is increasing evidence that this activation of platelets plays a role in the build up of fatty deposits on blood vessel walls called atherosclerosis, which leads to heart attacks and strokes. A platelet protein called PF4 has been implicated in this process. The team aims to find out how PF4 promotes atherosclerosis and suggest potential ways to intervene.
- Stimulus money for science - WHYY 10/8/2010
- Penn Med receives $13 million for new research center - The Daily Pennsylvanian 9/16/2010
- Stimulus money funds new project at Penn - WHYY 1/22/2010
- Slow-moving stimulus: Obama's program has given over $1 billion to Philly, but only 3,500 new jobs have resulted - Philly.com 1/6/2010
- Millions in stimulus money goes toward university grants - Philadelphia Business Journal 11/13/2009
- University attracts millions from ARRA - The Daily Pennsylvanian 10/8/2009
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: 100 Projects, $30 Million to Penn Research - University of Pennsylvania Almanac 9/8/2009
- Federal stimulus funds to Penn - Penn Current 9/3/2009
- How Penn says it beat the market collapse - Philly.com 8/10/2009
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards more than $30 million in research funding to the University of Pennsylvania - The Daily Tell 8/10/2009
- America's Got Science Talent - Slate 4/29/2009
- The scramble for research funds begins - Philadelphia Business Journal 3/13/2009
Related Links of Interest
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|$ 186.8||NIH Dollars (Millions)|
As of 02/11/2011
ARRA Research Opportunities and Updates
- TRC Construction Grant News Release
- Important Message from Research Services to PIs of ARRA Awards (PDF, 11/6/09)
- Memo from Dr. Gaulton (1/7/2010)
- SOM Stimulus Award Report (PDF, 2/11/11)
- Recruiting & Hiring Resources
- Archive of Updates, Notices & Proposal Development Resources
Stimulus in Action
- Anesthesiology/Critical Care
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cell Biology
- Comparative Effectivness Research
- Health Technology
- Medical Genetics
- Mental Health
- Summer Research Experience
Contact SOM Stimulus Support
- Phone: (215) 898-0132
- Email Link