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2011 Awarded Grants


Organization:CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
Description:A grant to assist in equipment purchases for the Pediatric Level 3 Trauma Center
Amount:$150,000
Initial Year of Grant:2011
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to fund private placement services
Amount:$150,000 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2011
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:$327,438
Initial Year of Grant:2011
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Description:A grant to fund the Voelcker Science Teachers’ Academy
Amount:$148,500 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2010
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Description:A grant to fund the Voelcker Science Teachers’ Academy
Amount:$148,500 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2010
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
Description:A grant to fund research of Col. George E. Peoples, M.D. on cancer vaccine studies in and around San Antonio, Texas
Amount:$200,000
Initial Year of Grant:2011
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Foundation Fighting Blindness
Description:A grant to underwrite VisionWalk San Antonio 2011
Amount:$10,000
Initial Year of Grant:2011
Location of Grantee:Owing Mills, Maryland
 
Organization:San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation and University of Texas Health Science Center
Description:A grant to fund a scientific research internship and mentorship program at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Amount:$46,120
Initial Year of Grant:2011
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy
Description:A grant to assist with the preservation and restoration of the Voelcker Dairy Barn at Phil Hardberger Park
Amount:$10,000
Initial Year of Grant:2010
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2011 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Dr. Steffan Nawrocki, PhD
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Targeting Activated RAS in Pancreatic Cancer with Reovirus Therapy
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Luiz O. Penalva, PhD
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Musashi I: A Major Player and Potential Target in Glioblastoma
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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