In this issue
Feature Article
Physician-scientist’s innovative, interdisciplinary diabetes research funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Sept. 23 [VIRTUAL] Research Forum | Live walkthrough of the First Research Learning Library unit: “Human research: Required training”
Sept. 24 [VIRTUAL] IIMS |Perry & Ruby Stevens Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence Seminar | Autophagy: A selective eater that protects the brain | Zhenyu Yue, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Oct. 19-21 [VIRTUAL] STRONG STAR | 6th annual San Antonio combat PTSD conference
Feb. 23-25, 2022 [IN-PERSON] MCC | 3rd biennial conference: Advancing the science of cancer in Latinos
Research Roundup
The Institutional Biobank: Scaffolding Precision Medicine
Briscoe Library seeks to foster community dialogue on DEI
School of Dentistry places #34 in international ranking
Researchers: Get ready to explore your ideas and test your business proposition
What did you say about the Navigating the Research Lifecycle website?
Research Stories
$1.6 million UT System STARs award to advance research on aging and breast cancer
$1 million UT System STARs award helps launch Center of Excellence for the Structural Biology of Human Diseases
Trauma surgeon and inventor advances redesigned retractor to patient testing in hospitals in San Antonio and Austin
Institutional core labs secure $4.6 million for technology to accelerate research discoveries
Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
Revised advertising guidelines aim to leverage social media platforms
Institutional core labs secure $4.6 million for technology to accelerate research discoveries


“Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Shared Instrumentation program and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) Core Facility Support program allows state-of-the art technology to be purchased for highly used institutional core labs by UT Health San Antonio researchers, but also made available to external research partners,” said Ramiro Ramirez-Solis, PhD, director of the institutional core labs. He added, “Writing these grants is very time intensive, so I am delighted that Michael Berton, PhD; Alex Taylor, PhD, and Exing Wang, PhD, were successful in their efforts to support the research enterprise.”

The $3,623,500 CPRIT grant will allow the Flow Cytometry Core Lab to purchase new technology that enables scientists to more efficiently study cellular characteristics in a single experimental or clinical sample. With the NIH funds, the Optical Imaging Core Lab will purchase a ZEISS Lightsheet 7 and the Structural Biology Core Lab will purchase the Rigaku HyPix-6000HE Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) Detector, VariMax-VHF confocal optic and Universal Goniometer.

For biomedical research to be conducted and published at the speed we’ve witnessed with COVID-19 the past 18 months, this investment in these centralized shared research resources is required, Dr. Ramirez-Solis added.

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