Funding and Support
from the National Institute of Health (NIH)
awarded to University of Texas Health San Antonio
Over the years, this effort has benefited from generous support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Education Testing Service. We have also enjoyed productive collaborations with the National Academies of Sciences, American Society for Cell Biology, The American Society of Plant Biologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Long Island University. In July 2020, a R13 grant from the National Institute of Health was awarded to University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA) that will provide support.
Grant will Support the Following
- Understanding Interventions will organize and implement an annual conference that will include training workshops, symposia, deeper dive sessions, poster sessions, and organized networking opportunities. Travel support will be given to enable the greater graduate student, post-doctoral, and junior faculty participation in conference activities.
- Understanding Interventions will provide outreach that takes interventions scholarship to five professional society meetings that have a history of being attentive to not only research but also training in broadening participation. These meetings include but are not limited to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Experimental Biology (EB), Society for Neuroscience, and American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Physics (API), or The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). It will aggressively advertise and market the annual conference to those disciplines not historically well represented such as chemistry, physics, computer science, and engineering.
- Understanding Interventions will host webinars that provide skills development and aid in dissemination of research on broadening participation in science.
Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.