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2016 Awarded Grants


Organization:Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
Description:A grant to purchase laser equipment for treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors
Amount:$350,000
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:The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Description:A grant to fund the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Amount:$224,158
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:University of Texas at San Antonio
Description:A grant to fund the Center for Innovation in Drug Discovery Medicinal Chemistry Core Facility
Amount:$173,245 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2015
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:American Heart Association
Description:A three year grant to fund the Voelcker Hypertension Impact Study
Amount:$358,625
Initial Year of Grant:2016
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:Hardberger Park Conservancy
Description:A grant to support Continued Operations
Amount:$10,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Foundation Fighting Blindness
Description:A matching grant to fund Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration Research conducted by Dr. Deborah Ferrington
Amount:$150,000
Location of Grantee:Owing Mills, Maryland
 
Organization:August Heart
Description:A grant to fund Cardiac Screening for Local Youth
Amount:$20,000 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2014
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Description:A 3 year grant to fund Science Education
Amount:$78,700
Initial Year of Grant:2014
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2016 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Mark Gorelik, M.D.
Institution:Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Baylor College of Medicine
Project Title:The Role of Follistatin Like 1 Protein in Coronary Artery Aneurysms of Kawasaki Disease
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Elizabeth Leadbetter, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Universal Glycolipid Adjuvant-Based Nanoparticle Cancer Vaccine
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Xiao-Dong Li, MD, Ph.D
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Immune Detection and Destruction of Tumor Cells by a Newly Recognized DNA Sensing Pathway
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Kexin Xu, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:O-GlcNAcylation of EZH2: A Bridge Linking Metabolism and Epigenetics in Cancer
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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