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2013 Awarded Grants


Organization:Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
Description:$140,000 to purchase GE LOGIQ E9 Ultrasound equipment and $40,000 to fund the Child Life Services
Amount:$200,000
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Boysville, Inc.
Description:A grant to fund private placement services
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:$219,096
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:2013
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Phil Hardberger Park
Description:A grant to fund park improvements, including but not limited to the Voelcker Dairy Barn
Amount:$33,696
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Organization:Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Description:A grant to fund Proteomics Recruitment Packages
Amount:$250,000 per year for 3 years
Initial Year of Grant:2013
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
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 San Antonio Young Women’s Leadership Academy
Amount:$71,060
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:$344,528
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 


2013 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards


Award Recipient::Matthew Peter Johnson, Ph.D.
Institution:Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Project Title:Defining the Genetic Architecture of Macular Degeneration in Mexican American Families
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Manjeet Rao, Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Improving the Efficacy of Chemotherapy Drugs for Treating Breast Cancers
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 
Award Recipient::Dr. Robert Svatek, M.D., Ph.D.
Institution:University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
Project Title:Defining Mechanisms of mTOR Inhibition to Boost Immunotherapy in Bladder Cancer
Amount:$450,000 (Over 3 Years)
Location of Grantee:San Antonio, Texas
 



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