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CPRIT awards over $43 million to UT institutions to fight cancer

UT institutions were awarded over $43 million in the latest round of grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, to advance Texas’ fight against cancer.

Collectively, seven UT institutions will receive more than $43 million of the $114 million in statewide awards recently announced by CPRIT.

The following UT institutions received awards for academic research, prevention initiatives, and to attract world-class cancer researchers to Texas:

  • UT Southwestern – $15,149,989
  • UT MD Anderson – $10,020,672
  • UT Austin – $2,753,625
  • UTMB – $4,243,131
  • UT Health San Antonio – $10,348,627
  • UTHealth – $499,794
  • UT San Antonio – $250,000

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. In November 2019, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment to provide an additional $3 billion to CPRIT for a total $6 billion investment in cancer research and prevention.

To date, CPRIT has provided $2.6 billion to support research and programs that benefit Texans in every area of the state. Of that, more than $1.3 billion has been awarded to UT institutions.

A full, searchable list of CPRIT grant awards is available here.

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 nearly 240,000 students and an operating budget of $21.1 billion (FY 2020), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 60,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than half of its health professional degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 9.2 million outpatient visits and 1.8 million hospital days last year. Across UT institutions, research and development expenditures total $3.1 billion – the highest in Texas and second highest in the nation among 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 more than 85,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff.

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