6 posts categorized "Grants"


Philanthropy News Digest: Kaufman Foundation Grants

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, has announced ten scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million in support of research, the Philanthropy News Digest reported. The foundation also announced the launch of an Integrated Research-Education Grant program to support a research process that places undergraduate students alongside innovative scientists engaged in basic research in Pennsylvania and a $100,000 grant to USciences. USciences grant recipients included Roberto Ramos and Maggie Pearce.


6ABC: Physics Wonder Girls Proving Science Is Not Just For Boys

Walk into a classroom at the University of the Sciences this week, and you don't see college students. Instead middle schoolers, and they're all girls.

"Some people believe that boys are made more for science than the girls, but that's totally not true," said University of the Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Roberto Ramos.

Ramos came up with the idea of Physics Wonder Girls. He says research shows middle school is a vulnerable age for budding female scientists who can lose their enthusiasm in the subjects.

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Deseretnews.com: New trend: Colleges taking money from scholarship funds

Carrie M. Collins doesn't think the practice taking a percentage of money donated for student scholarships is a good idea and wonders how it would affect fundraising for colleges.

"I think it throws cold water on fundraising," says Collins, vice president of institutional advancement at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. "It isn't exactly a warm fuzzy."

Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591390/New-trend-Colleges-taking-money-from-scholarship-funds.html


Inquirer: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to visit new King of Prussia bio-energy firm

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was scheduled to visit King of Prussia on Friday for the opening of a new industrial-sugars production facility and to announce $7 million in funding for biofuels research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Eastern Regional Research Center (EERC) in Wyndmoor.

USciences Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Dr. Nathan West is a Co-Investigator on the grant awarded to the EERC. The grant will support development of technology for converting biomass (forest residues, horse manure, switchgrass and other perennial grasses) into biofuels and high-value specialty chemicals. Dr. West will be leading the development of a system for the production of specialty chemicals from the lignin component of biomass. Successful completion of the project will provide a green alternative to crude oil.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20130111_U_S__Agriculture_Secretary_Vilsack_to_visit_new_King_of_Prussia_bio-energy_firm.html


Vertex awards $1.5M to help Hepatitis C patients

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTX) today awarded 16 grants worth $1.5 million to academic, patient and community groups that are supporting people living with chronic hepatitis C. Recipient organizations included University of the Sciences, which is developing tools for use at patient intake and during treatment decision-making to facilitate care coordination in hepatitis C treatment settings.

Read more: http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2011/10/31/daily57-Vertex-awards-15M-to-help-Hepatitis-C-patients.html


Phila. Business Journals: Penn medical school wins $55M NIH grant

Dr. Garret A. FitzGerald, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, said their application “reflects the exemplary teamwork of investigators drawn from many schools at Penn, and our partners in the Wistar Institute, Monell Chemical Senses Center, and the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia.”

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2011/08/02/penn-medical-school-institute-wins.html