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The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund announces the 2018 recipients of its Young Investigator Awards which will provide $1,250,000 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 2018 award recipients, along with their institutions and project titles:

Dr. Carolina Solis-Herrera, M.D.
University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas
SGLT2 Inhibitors, Ketones and Cardiovascular Benefit

Dr. Myron Ignatius, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas
SNAI2 Blocks Differentiation and Drives Radiation Resistance In Rhabdomyosarcoma

Dr. April L. Risinger, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health, San Antonio, Texas
Microtubule Stabilizer-Mediated Disruption of Oncogenic Signaling


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