SALSI Awards $400k in competitive grants

In the current biennium, SALSI has awarded $400,000 through two competitive grants.

The Brain Health Clusters in Research Excellence for $100,000 was awarded to Bess Frost, Ph.D. of the UT Health Science Center who is collaborating with Stephen Bach, Ph.D. at UTSA. Another award for $100,000 was granted to Hye Young Lee, Ph.D. at the Health Science Center for collaboration with Todd Troyer, Ph.D. at UTSA on brain health research.

Additionally, the Innovation Challenge grant for $200,000 was awarded to Yidong Chen, Ph.D. at the Health Science Center who is currently working with Yufei Huang, Ph.D. at UTSA on innovative mobile technology solutions for health care.

SALSI is a collaborative partnership established between the Health Science Center and UTSA by the Texas Legislature in 2003 with the mission of funding research in the life sciences. Since its inception, SALSI funding has supported projects that promote collaboration on research in key areas that impact health: neurosciences, regenerative medicine and drug discovery, big data analytics in health care, advanced materials, immunology/infectious diseases and public health policy.

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