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Introduction to San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

5UT Health Science Center: 210 562 4035

UTSA: 210 458 6767

Phone: (210) 458-8176
Location: NBP 2.130Q


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SALSI Innovation Challenge

The SALSI Innovation Challenge is an initiative to fund high risk, high reward studies that have the potential to create ground-breaking research directions in substance use and prevention. Proposed research should lead to enabling technologies and innovations targeting patient care and health promotion. Funding will support early and conceptual stages of project development. Proposals should be submitted for exploratory or novel studies that break new ground or extend previous discoveries leading in a new direction or towards new and innovative applications. The total maximum amount to be requested is $100,000 per award ($50,000 per institution).


SALSI Innovation Challenge (Full News Release)
June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019
$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.

Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D., UTSA and Daniel Lodge, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio
Modeling addiction-related interneuron dysfunction using brain organoids

Matthew Wanat, Ph.D., UTSA and James Lechleiter, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio
Targeting Astrocytes as a Novel Strategy to Reduce Cocaine Self-administration


Performance Period: June 01, 2018- May 31, 2019

Midterm Report Meeting: December 2018

Final Project Report: June 30, 2019

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