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San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI)


In October of 2003 this new innovative funding opportunity was created in October 2003 by Presidents Cigarroa and Romo of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio, to increase the research-funding base with cross campus collaborative programs. SALSI will encourage interaction between investigators in support of the acquisition of established extramural, peer-reviewed research funding — a combination of institutional and state funds over a two year period — and will involve supporting development of programmatic / thematic / translational group research efforts between the two campuses. Targeted areas include, but are not exclusive to: Bioengineering, Bioterrorism, Health Disparities and Neuroscience. Areas described in the NIH Roadmap to the Future.


Authorized by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2003, the University of Texas System, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) formed the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI) to promote greater scientific collaboration between the two institutions and to increase the research-funding base with cross campus collaborative programs. This program aims to encourage interaction between investigators in support of the acquisition of established extramural, peer-reviewed research funding.

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