Eight Professors Named 2012 Penn Fellows

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA – Eight University of Pennsylvania professors have been named Penn Fellows for 2012.  The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Lynn Hollen Lees, vice provost for faculty.

The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career. It includes opportunities to build cross-campus alliances, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about universities and university governance and consult with Penn’s senior administrators.  

The 2012 Penn Fellows are:

Patricia D’Antonio, Killebrew-Centis Professor in Undergraduate Education and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing, who studies the work and worth of nursing in American hospitals and in the fabric of families and communities.

Emma Dillon, professor and chair of music in the School of Arts and Sciences, who studies medieval music, sound and manuscripts, especially French musical culture from the 12th to the14th centuries.

Mark Duggan, professor of business and public policy in the Wharton School, who studies the effect of government expenditure programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, on the behavior of individuals and firms.

John Hogenesch, associate professor of pharmacology in the Perelman School of Medicine, who studies the mammalian circadian clock, using both genomic and computational tools.

Benjamin Horton, associate professor of earth and environmental science in the School of Arts and Sciences, who studies the external and internal mechanisms of sea-level change, especially its relationship to climate change. 

Marisa Kozlowski, professor of chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences, who studies the design of new methods and catalysts for organic synthesis, including both novel computational tools and traditional methods of screening and development.

Jennifer Lukes, associate professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, who studies the thermal transport phenomena that emerge in nanostructures and nanostructured materials.

Beth Winkelstein, professor of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, who studies the mechanisms of injury that produce whiplash and sports-related and other painful injuries.

This information was adapted from the Almanac.