A Core Center Grant is proposed to support vision research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Investigators in the Department of Ophthalmology recently completed a 5-year infrastructure grant (R24) that supported ocular surface research on our campus. The infrastructure grant was enormously successful and fostered new collaborations and culminated in 69 publications in peer-review journals. We recently received a one-year P30 Core Grant through the ARRA. This unique one-year award has fostered further collaborations among vision researchers from the Departments of Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Physiology, Neuroscience, and the Center for Developmental Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. We have also initiated a number of vision-related projects and seminar series that have enriched vision research activities on this campus. This, along with the acquisition of additional NEl-supported research, prompted us to submit a 5-year P30 Core Grant application to enhance and expand research efforts that rely on three common technologies: 1) tissue culture/hybridoma;2) imaging;and 3) protein biochemistry and virus-mediated gene transfer. Significant institutional support in the form of additional laboratory space, endowed scholars'awards, and intramural research awards has provided a fertile ground for expansion and enhancement of vision research on our campus. The proposed Core Grant for Vision Research will further this effort and enhance vision research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Public Health Relevance

We anticipate three tangible benefits from this core grant: 1) vision scientists at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center will have more and scientifically stronger publications;2) the number of vision science investigators at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center will increase;and 3) the quantity and quality of visual science graduate students and postdocs at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center will increase.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30EY020799-05
Application #
8730658
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZEY1-VSN (05))
Program Officer
Liberman, Ellen S
Project Start
2010-06-01
Project End
2016-08-31
Budget Start
2014-09-01
Budget End
2015-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$610,481
Indirect Cost
$226,531
Name
University of Texas Sw Medical Center Dallas
Department
Ophthalmology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
800771545
City
Dallas
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
75390
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