Texas A&M System Members To Receive $2.7 Million In Cancer Research Awards

Grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will be awarded to cancer researchers from Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service during ceremonies on the Texas A&M campus Tuesday (March 29). These research and prevention awards will be presented at 11 a.m. in the atrium of the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building.

Jimmy Mansour, chairman of the CPRIT Foundation, will present a ceremonial check to The Texas A&M University System covering all the CPRIT- funded projects.

Receiving grants to Texas A&M will be Mary Shaw ($539,227); Lei-Shih Chen ($300,000); and Feng Qiao ($200,000). Jeffrey Seemann, chief research officer for the Texas A&M System and Texas A&M vice president for research, will offer remarks at the presentation.

Receiving grants to the Texas A&M Health Science Center will be Daniel Jones ($295,040), Kathleen Rankin ($299,861) and Fen Wang ($798,945). David S. Carlson, Texas A&M System Health Science Center, vice president for research and graduate studies, will offer remarks representing the Health Science Center.

Receiving a grant to Texas AgriLife Extensive Service will be Carol Rice ($300,000). Bonnie McGee, associate director for 4-H, Youth Development and Human Sciences in the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will offer remarks on behalf of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature, CPRIT accepts applications and awards grants for a wide variety of cancer-related research and for the delivery of cancer prevention programs and services by public and private entities located in Texas. All CPRIT-funded research is conducted in state by Texas-based scientists and reflect CPRIT’s mission to attract and expand the state’s research capabilities and create high quality new jobs in Texas. Its headquarters are in Austin.

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