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2020 Awarded Grants


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 2020 and $1,280,000 over 4 years
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Description:A grant to support Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp Programs
Amount:$25,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:I Care San Antonio
Description:A grant to support Patient Vision Services at Haven for Hope
Amount:$25,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A grant to fund the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Amount:$98,494
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:University of Texas, San Antonio
Description:A grant to create the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Excellence Endowment and Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Distinguised Professorship in Chemistry
Amount:$200,000
Initial Year of Grant:2020
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A pilot grant to support Dr. Lizhen Chen, Ph.D. - Targeting YAP-TEAD on Enhancers For Therapy Resistance in Breast Cancer
Amount:$100,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:UT Health San Antonio
Description:A pilot grant to support Dr. Josephine Taverna, M.D. - Targeting AXL-JAK1 in Tumors and Immune Ecosystems of Lung Cancer
Amount:$100,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Description:A grant to improve services and outcomes for homeless veterans in San Antonio in partnership with Haven for Hope and the Ecumenical Center
Amount:$25,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:AugustHeart
Description:A grant to support heart screenings for teens in South San Antonio
Amount:$25,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Low Vision Resource Center
Description:A grant to support the organizational budget
Amount:$5,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2020 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Weixing Zhao, Ph.D.
Institution:UT Health San Antonio
Project Title:Mechanistic Insights into the BRCA1-BARD1-Aurora Kinase Axis in Neuroblastoma
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Corina Maeder, Ph.D.
Institution:Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Uncovering Pre-messenger RNA Splicing Mechanisms in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Soo Chan Lee, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas, San Antonio
Project Title:Roles of Enteric Fungi and Their Interactions with Bacteria in the GI Tract Diseases
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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