Congratulations - Joseph Cantey, MD, MPH

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Applause to our previous KL2 Scholar (2018-2020 Cohort) Joseph Cantey, MD, MPH on his most recent funding. He received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to expand the pediatric antibiotic stewardship program to all the rural/medically under served nurseries in Texas. 

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T1-T4 in 3 (Minutes) Challenge Winners

The IIMS hosted its 2022T1 to T4 in 3 (Minutes) Challenge on June 22nd. This cross-collaborative event between the IIMS Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB), Community Engagement, and the Office of Research Education & Mentoring (OREM) gives community members and IIMS trainees a venue to present their research in 3 minutes to a live mixed audience of community members, faculty, staff and students. Presenters use language and concepts that are easy to understand with 1 slide.

3rd Place $250 - Sowmya Renuka
2nd Place $500 - Sean Jefferys
1st Place $750 - Aigbe Ohihoin
People's Choice $1000 - Harshit Garg 
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Drug Discovery Pilot Projects - Request For Applications

The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) and The Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD) are soliciting proposals for pilot project awards. CIDD is composed of two facilities: a High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Core located at University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA) and a Medicinal Chemistry Core at University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). The goal of the Pilot Project Program is to support early-stage pre-clinical, small-molecule drug discovery studies that will lead to increased collaboration, multi-disciplinary, and institutional studies, and community-based research that will likely compete successfully for national grant support and further funding. The pilot program is supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Full Application Deadline - Friday, August 19th at 5:00PM 

Translational Science Pilot Projects - Request For Applications

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The Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) / Clinical & Translational Science Award(CTSA) is soliciting proposals for pilot project awards. The primary goal of this program is to support early-stage,

collaborative, translational and clinical studies that will lead to increased interdisciplinary, institutional, and community-based research likely to compete successfully for national grant support and ultimately to improve human health. The program is supported by various institutional funds. Applicants must adhere fully to the guidelines and formats stipulated in this RFA, as non-complying applications may be administratively inactivated.


Deadlines: August 19, 2022 (Letter of Intent) & September 19, 2022 (Full Proposal)

CTS Roundtable: Cultural Humility/Competency

Photo of Chiquita CollinsThis new forum hosts participants from the San Antonio and Utah CTSA programs (KL2, TL1, TS PhD, MSCI-TS, TS Certificate, Workforce Development Personnel, etc.). Our next session is about Cultural Humility/Competency. “Cultural humility involves understanding the complexity of identities,” while “cultural competence is the ability to engage knowledgeably with people across cultures;” both frameworks must be embraced to build effective programs (Khan S. Cultural humility vs. cultural competence - and why providers need both. Health City, March 9, 2021).

Chiquita A. Collins, PhD, MA

Chair, AAMC Group on Diversity & Inclusion

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer

UT Health San Antonio

Associate Professor/Research

Department of Population Health Sciences

Long School of Medicine


Thursday, August 8th, 2022

9:00AM -10:00AM Central Time 

Contact Kathlynn Wray ( for more details 

Spotlight on Research Integrity

Another Inconvenient Truth: The Research Climate Crisis


Bruce H. Mandt, PhD

Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Director, Postdoctoral Office

Director, Career Development Office

University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, Colorado


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual

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