HSC researchers receive support from cancer institute
Nearly $8 million in cancer-related research grants and faculty recruitment funds were awarded to the Health Science Center by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), surpassing previous amounts awarded by the same group.
HSC faculty competed with nearly 600 grant applicants to receive the highly competitive funds. They are:
- Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., professor and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research and associate director of Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities at the CTRC, with co-investigators Kipling Gallion, M.A., and Patricia Chalela, Dr.P.H., received $1.4 million.
- Ricardo Aguiar, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and biochemistry, received $854,740.
- Devalingam Mahalingam, M.D., Ph.D., oncologist and assistant professor of medicine, received $825,285.
- Patricia Dahia, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, received $881,146.
- Manjeet Rao, Ph.D., assistant professor of cellular and structural biology at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, received $900,000.
- Thomas Boyer, Ph.D., professor of molecular medicine, received $200,000.
- Daisy Morales-Campos, Ph.D., instructor/research of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Institute for Health Promotion Research, with Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, received $149,985.
- Deborah Parra-Medina, M.P.H., Ph.D. and principal investigator Meizi He, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., at The University of Texas at San Antonio, received $573,095.
- A recruitment grant for a potential faculty member was also awarded. Tim Huang, Ph.D., professor and chairman of molecular medicine, prepared this recruitment proposal that received $2 million.