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2009 Awarded Grants


Organization:The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Description:A grant to implement and fund the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Amount:$114,400
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
Description:A grant to purchase the MUSE Cardiology Information System and underwrite the Comprehensive Care Center at the Center for Children and Families
Amount:$239,119
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to pay assist with Executive Search Firm fees and purchase computers for the library
Amount:$55,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to assist in meeting costs associated with the Foster Care program and expansion of staff on the Boysville campus
Amount:$150,000 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2008
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Prevent Blindness Texas, San Antonio
Description:A grant to support the Adult Vision Screening Program to conduct vision screening and related services, including the purchase of prescription eyeglasses
Amount:$35,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Foundation Fighting Blindness
Description:A grant to fund VisionWalk San Antonio 2009
Amount:$10,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:Owing Mills, Maryland
 
Organization:SOAR
Description:A grant to assist with the construction of a special needs public park
Amount:$150,000 over 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Voelcker Park Conservancy
Description:A grant to assist in constructing improvements to Voelcker Park
Amount:$100,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:ST. PJ’s Children’s Home
Description:A grant to assist with the construction of a playground facility
Amount:$5,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The Children’s Shelter
Description:A grant to assist implementing the Compadre Y Compadre counseling program
Amount:$20,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:American Heart Association
Description:A grant to fund one Beginning Grant in Aid pediatric research project sponsored by the American Heart Association being conducted in San Antonio, Texas
Amount:$140,000
Initial Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2009 Voelcker Fund Scholar Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Sunil Ahuja, M.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms Underlying Autoimmune Arthritis
Amount:$500,000
Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Rong Li, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:BRCA1 and its Cofactor in Endocrine Resistance
Amount:$500,000
Year of Grant:2009
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2009 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Ricardo Aguiar, M.D., PhD.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:MicroRNA-155 Targets the TGFß Pathway in Lymphomas; Biology and Clinical Translation
Amount:$750,000 (Over 5 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Uncovering the Function of a Novel Tumor Suppressor Gene
Amount:$750,000 (Over 5 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. David Kadosh, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Identification of New Antifungal Targets to Treat Cancer and Heart Patients
Amount:$750,000 (Over 5 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Merry L. Lindsey, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Role of Periodontal Disease in Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling
Amount:$750,000 (Over 5 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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