Seven UT institutions to receive majority of CPRIT grants awarded statewide

Seven University of Texas institutions were among 16 statewide awarded grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to further efforts to fight cancer. Together, UT institutions will receive 39 grants totaling nearly $106 million—approximately 60 percent—of the $177 million in statewide awards recently announced by CPRIT. The grants are intended to help expedite innovation in cancer research and product development, and enhance access to prevention programs throughout the state. 

In service to Texas, UT health and academic institutions are pioneering new research and technologies, advancements in clinical care and data-driven programs to better detect, treat and prevent cancer. The CPRIT grants will support UT’s efforts to improve and save lives, providing funds that will be used to nurture new discoveries and innovation, recruit top researchers and faculty members, enhance research facilities and deploy cutting-edge prevention efforts.

UT institutions will receive the following awards:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center - $49,958,886

  • Multi-Investigator Research Awards – two grants totaling $11,961,414
  • High Impact High Risk Awards – one grant totaling $199,999
  • Core Facility Support Awards – three grants totaling $12,496,930
  • Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members Awards –two grants totaling $4,000,000
  • Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening Awards – one grant totaling $1,346,919
  • Texas Company Product Development Awards – one grant for $19,953,624 (Korysso Therapeutics, Inc.)

 

UT Southwestern - $37,858,860

  • Multi-Investigator Research Awards – two grants totaling $11,998,327
  • High Impact High Risk Awards – four grants totaling $800,000
  • Core Facility Support Awards – two grants totaling $9,118,102
  • Recruitment of Established Investigator Awards – one grant totaling $6,000,000
  • Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members Awards –three grants totaling $6,000,000
  • Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations Awards – one grant totaling $2,592,731
  • Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services Awards – one grant totaling $1,349,700

 

UTHealth - $7,387,345

  • High Impact High Risk Awards – one grant totaling $200,000
  • Core Facility Support Awards – one grant totaling $4,429,126
  • Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations Awards – one grant totaling $1,598,468
  • Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services Awards – one grant totaling $1,159,751

 

UT Dallas - $3,980,949

  • High Impact High Risk Awards – two grants totaling $400,000
  • Core Facility Support Awards – one grant totaling $3,580,949

 

UT Health San Antonio - $2,735,672

  • High Impact High Risk Awards – two grants totaling $400,000
  • Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening Awards – one grant totaling $1,324,982
  • Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services Awards – one grant totaling $1,010,690

 

UT Austin - $2,400,000

  • High Impact High Risk Awards – two grants totaling $400,000
  • Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members Awards –one grant totaling $2,000,000

 

UT Medical Branch - $1,344,926

  • Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services Awards – one grant totaling $1,344,926

 

CPRIT was established after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2007 authorizing the state to issue $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs and services. So far, CPRIT has provided $2.15 billion to support research and programs that benefit Texans in every area of the state.

About The University of Texas System
For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 14 institutions, an enrollment of more than 235,000 students and an operating budget of $19.5 billion (FY 2019), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce nearly 59,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and almost two-thirds of its health professional degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 7.8 million outpatient visits and 1.6 million hospital days last year. Across UT institutions, research and development expenditures total $2.7 billion – the second highest among U.S. public higher education systems – and the UT System is regularly ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 21,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and nearly 85,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff.

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