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Once participants are enrolled to take part in a trial, they receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. Not only does translational medicine in the veterinary setting benefit the animals we aim to treat, it brings us one step closer to treating humans with comparable disease processes. Many diseases that occur in humans are also recognized in non-human species. Here at Penn Vet, not only do we conduct numerous clinical trials in a variety of diseases, the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center VCIC provides the infrastructure to facilitate the translation of novel interventions from basic scientists to high quality investigations with naturally occurring diseases that parallel human conditions.

Translational research is where laboratory science and clinical medicine meet to develop novel therapeutics to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Through testing research models in clinical studies, or clinical trials, we are able to bridge the gap between bench and bedside.

At Penn Vet, we are uniquely positioned to study the impact of research breakthroughs through this approach, not with laboratory animals, but with patients themselves. Conventionally, new medical advancements move from experiments with laboratory animals directly to human clinical trials. At Penn Vet, our patients present with spontaneous diseases in the same way humans do.

By studying the impact of research models through clinical trials in client-owned animals whose day-to-day lives more closely resemble our own, scientists and doctors can better understand the outcome of therapeutics in patients.

The Goldfein Research Awards, are intended to cover research projects and study programs. The Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, finance special needs not otherwise covered by grants, such as travel to conferences or special courses of study. There are not separate application forms for the two awards, so please check whether you are applying for the Brenner or Goldfein awards. If necessary, applications for one award felt to be more appropriate for the other award will be switched at the discretion of the designated faculty committee.

For a Brenner and Goldfein application: The Jewish Studies Program at Penn is pleased to invite applications from Penn undergraduate and graduate students for research support for academic projects in or related to Jewish studies from the Louis Schwartz and Elaine Friedman Schwartz Memorial Fund. You can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research or performance experience of the students.

Schwartz in honor of his parents. Submit an application electronically to the Jewish Studies Program at: This annual prize recognizes an outstanding thesis or research paper in the field of Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, but any senior research essay by a Penn undergraduate senior that reflects research in and deep engagement with Jewish texts, religion, history, literature, politics, or culture will also be eligible for the prize.

Three 3 hard copies as well as an electronic copy of each essay must be delivered to: Creative Writing Creative Writing offers writing workshops every semester in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, as well as screenwriting, playwriting, journalism, and writing for children. Historic Preservation The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation provides an integrated approach for architects, landscape architects, planners, historians, archaeologists, conservators, managers, and other professionals to understand, sustain, and transform the existing environment.

History of Art The Department of the History of Art is home to an undergraduate program with extensive academic offerings and opportunities, as well as a renowned graduate program which draws faculty from across the University, deeply enriching its scholarly breadth.

Landscape Architecture The department of Landscape Architecture advances its legacy through its commitment to innovative design as informed by ecology, the history of ideas, techniques of construction, new media, and contemporary urbanism. Music The Department of Music offers outstanding courses and performing ensembles that are open to all Penn undergraduates, as well as graduate programs in composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory.

Theatre Arts The Theatre Arts Program at Penn offers students the opportunity to study theater in the classroom and in production work under the guidance of faculty members who are experienced and trained actors, directors, scholars, and teachers.

Visual Studies The Visual Studies major was created in to give students direct engagement with new technologies and philosophies of vision through a multidisciplinary course of study that connects the theory, practice, and culture of seeing.

Skip to main content. Cultural Institutions Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts The Annenberg Center is a major cultural destination and crossroads in the performing arts, connecting regional audiences and the University through exposure to innovative human expression in theater, music, and dance.

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Research With more than $ million in annual R&D expenditures, Penn is one of the nation's top research universities, not only generating important new knowledge in the fields of medicine, technology, business, science, and beyond, but applying this knowledge to improve the lives of individuals and communities at home and around . Research at Penn Clinical Trials at Penn A clinical trial is a research study involving patient volunteers that are conducted to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions.

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Research experience is helpful if applying for distinguished international fellowships and is important if going on to graduate studies in an analytical discipline. Research skills are useful for decision-making in the private and public sectors and are required in . The Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has fostered research and training in population since , with support from the NICHD P30 program from and the R24 Population Research .