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Introduction to San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

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SALSI Clusters in Research Excellence

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) has awarded $400,000 through its innovation and research excellence grants to lead scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) conducting research on technology solutions in health care and brain health, both initiatives being system-wide priorities for the UT System, per Chancellor McRaven’s Quantum Leaps.

SALSI Clusters in Research Excellence:  Brain Health
June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017
$200,000: $100,000 per team ($50,000 per institution)

SALSI solicited applications for participation in the Clusters in Research Excellence program, with the aims to develop two new strategic research clusters that bridge UTSA and UTHSCSA through capacity building and collaborative, interdisciplinary research. To this end, SALSI established and supported two institutionally driven clusters in the area of Brain Health over a 12-month period.

Stephen Bach, Ph.D, UTSA and Bess Frost, Ph.D, UTHSCSA
Utilizing Imaging Mass Spectrometry and Electron Microscopy to Investigate Nucleoplasmic Reticulum Expansion in Alzheimer’s Disease

Todd Troyer, Ph.D., UTSA and Hye Young Lee, Ph.D., UTHSCSA
Elucidating social communication deficits in autism

SALSI Innovation Challenge (full news release)
June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017
$200,000: $100,000 per team ($50,000 per institution)

The grants awarded through the Innovation Challenge are high-risk, high-reward studies that have the potential to create groundbreaking research directions in health informatics and bioinformatics.

Yufei Huang, Ph.D., UTSA and Yidong Chen, Ph.D., UTHSCSA
A Cloud Computing Pipeline for Precision Medicine

David Akopian, Ph.D., UTSA and Amelie Ramirez, Dr. P.H., UTHSCSA
An Interactive Automated Mobile Messaging Service for Mobile Health Promotion Interventions

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The global issues and challenges that research institutions are working to address are complex and occur at the intersection of disciplines. In order to make advancements in research there must be an integration and convergence of disciplines. The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) Academy solicits applications for participation in the FY2016 Clusters in Research Excellence program. This program aims to develop two new strategic research clusters that bridge The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) through capacity building and collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

To this end, SALSI will establish and support two institutionally driven clusters in the area of Brain Health over a 12 month period. Proposals will be accepted from both the life and social sciences, as applied to the broad range of issues in brain health research. Proposals containing collaborators from both the life and social sciences will be given special consideration, as SALSI encourages proposals of a collaborative nature. Clusters are expected to build interdisciplinary research capacity across San Antonio, in addition to raising the national and international research profile and competitiveness of both institutions in the area of brain health.

The total maximum amount to be requested is $100,000 ($50,000 total per institution). It is anticipated that two clusters will be funded.

ELIGIBILITY
The PI(s) from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member and the PI(s) from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) must be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. The collaborative research project must include at least one principal investigator from each institution. Projects may also include scientific/educational/industry partners from the south Texas region; however, only UTSA and UTHSCSA activities will be funded through this program.

PROGRAM TIMELINE
March 1, 2016 – Notice of Intent to Apply Due
April 1, 2016 – Grant Proposals Due (by 5:00 pm) to ana.delgado@utsa.edu
May 15, 2016 – Cluster Grant Awardees Announced

Clusters in Research Excellence Request for Proposals

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