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Penn President Amy Gutmann will participate in a roundtable meeting today with Vice President Joe Biden and other university presidents to discuss job creation resulting from stimulus-funded research.

Among the five other university presidents attending is Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, who formerly served as Penn Provost.

According to a White House press release, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — commonly known as the stimulus package — provided over $18 billion for research grants through various federal offices.

One of such grants was the $13 million awarded to the School of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health earlier this year. The money will go toward providing additional laboratory space in Penn’s $370 million Translational Research Center, slated to open in spring 2011 at 3400 Civic Center Blvd.

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