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2021 Awarded Grants


Organization:American Heart Association
Description:A grant to support Cardiovascular Disease Research
Amount:$100,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to support Boysville, Inc.
Amount:$180,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Description:A grant to support construction of the Children’s Heart Center and MRI Suite and equipment for the Cardiac Catheterization Suite
Amount:$320,000 in 2021 and $1,280,000 over 4 years
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Foundation Fighting Blindness
Description:A grant to support Age Related Macular Degeneration Research
Amount:$150,000
Location of Grantee:Columbia, Maryland
 
Organization:I Care San Antonio
Description:A grant to support Patient Vision Services at Haven for Hope
Amount:$50,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Low Vision Resource Center
Description:A grant to support Listener Services
Amount:$5,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Muscular Dystrophy Association
Description:A grant to fund research
Amount:$100,000
Location of Grantee:Chicago, Illinois
 
Organization:Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Description:A grant to support Retina Research
Amount:$70,000
Location of Grantee:Dallas, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A grant to fund the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Amount:$195,568
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A grant to assist with construction of the Multispecialty and Research Hospital
Amount:$250,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:University of Texas, San Antonio
Description:A grant to support the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Center for Innovative Drug Discovery Preclinical Pharmacology Core for Accelerated Drug Discovery
Amount:$189,000 in 2021 and $883,000 over 3 Years
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A pilot grant to support Dr. Angelina Vaseva, Ph.D.
Amount:$100,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2021 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Lizhen Chen, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health
Project Title:Enhancer-Associated Roles YAP-TEAD in Breast Cancer Therapy Resistance
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Lindsey MacPherson, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas
Project Title:Investigating Taste Rewiring During Chemotherapy Treatment
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Bethany Strunk, Ph.D.
Institution:Trinity University
Project Title:Characterizing a Novel Pathway Associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Josephina Taverna, M.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health
Project Title:Targeting AXL-JAK1 in Tumors and Immune Ecosystems of Lung Cancer
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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