University of Pennsylvania Receives $30 Million in Stimulus Funds

August 7, 2009

Philanthropy News Digest

The University of Pennsylvania has announced that it has received more than $30 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an array of research projects.

The grants from institutions such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation will support more than one hundred studies on a range of topics, including gene therapy, robotics, public education, neurological disorders, and the effects of tobacco on health. The first round of grants includes $1.4 million from NSF to Penn Graduate School of Education assistant professor Katherine Shultz to prepare teachers for the challenges and opportunities of urban public schools and $1.3 million from the National Cancer Institute to Penn School of Medicine professor Ian Blair to study the effects of exposure to tobacco smoke... Read More