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Foundation Mission:

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is a private foundation to be held in perpetuity. The Trustees are authorized to distribute the income of the Fund to the following public charities:

1. 10% of annual distributions shall be to one or both of the following charities:
  a. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation, to be used for the care of crippled children in need of medical treatment and financial assistance, and
  b. Boysville, Inc., San Antonio, Texas.
2. The balance of annual distributions shall be to charitable organizations engaged in medical research with emphasis in awarding grants to be given to research to find cures for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, retinitis, and/or maculative degeneration of the retina.

Announcements:

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund announces the 2015 recipients of its Young Investigator Awards which will provide $2,250,000 in charitable grants for research in the San Antonio, Texas area over the next three years.

The Young Investigator Awards, which provide each recipient $150,000 per year over three years ($450,000), are intended to support young scientists conducting medical research to find cures for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, retinitis, and/or macular degeneration of the retina.

The following are the 2015 award recipients, along with their institutions and project titles:

Dr. William R. Alley, Ph.D.
University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Glycoproteomics for the Early, Noninvasive Detection of Bladder Cancer

Dr. Dmitri Ivanov, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Exploring TREX2 Nuclease as a Target for Cancer Therapy

Dr. Eric Muir, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Vascular Dysfunction and Hypoxia in Macular Degeneration

Dr. Jason Pugh, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Defining the Role of Dystrophin on Synaptic Transmission at a Central Synapse

Dr. Nu Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
T Cell-Specific Function of TGF- B Signal in Intestinal Cancer


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