University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio: Center for Research and Training in the Sciences Records, 1998-2012



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Research and Training in the Sciences
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio: Center for Research and Training in the Sciences Records
Dates: 1998-2012
Creator Abstract: Previously known as Center for the Advancement of Life Sciences (CAS), the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences (CRTS) was established under UTSA’s College of Sciences in 2005 to promote science, research, and education.
Content Abstract: The collection includes records related to the establishment of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program at UTSA.
Identification: UA 14.04
Extent: 2.75 linear feet (3 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

Previously known as Center for the Advancement of Life Sciences (CAS), the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences (CRTS) was established under UTSA’s College of Sciences in 2005 to promote science, research, and education. The Center oversees 13 research and training programs that provide annual funding support for students, faculty, and the community through scholarships, stipends, and grants. Programs are funded in part by various sources including the National Science Foundation (NFS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), institutional funds, and private donations, such as the Pat and Tom Frost Foundation and Sloan Foundation. The training and research programs under UTSA’s CRTS benefit participants from many disciplines and include graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and the greater community of San Antonio and the state of Texas.

Drawing on multiple areas of expertise (biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, engineering, computer science, and biosciences), the faculty development and student training programs within the CRTS all contribute to the academic programs of the university. These programs attract scientific visitors who are active in cooperative training with UTSA faculty and students; they also participate in seminars and supervise independent research projects. Student programs supported by the CRTS include: Minority Access to Research Careers – Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC_U*STAR), Minority Biomedical Research Support – Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS-RISE), Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP_BD), General Education Excellence in Math and Science (GE²MS), Hispanic Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment (HLAE), Teaching and Research in Environmental Ecology (TREE), U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (USFS SRS), and the Work Study Research Training Program (WSRTP). Faculty programs include: Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), Minority Biomedical Research Support – Support for Competitive Research (MBRS-SCORE), and the International Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (ICNAM). Community programs include: ExxonMobile Texas Science and Engineering Fair (EMT SEF) and the San Antonio Mathematical and Science Education Partnership (SAMSEP).

In 1998 UTSA sought the establishment of a Research Center in Minority Institution program to support the creation of the Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC). The goal of establishing the CNRC was to facilitate neuroscience research at UTSA, focus development and recruitment efforts in this area, as well fostering collaboration between neuroscientists and computer scientists at other local research institutions. In 2005, UTSA established the RCMI Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC) that developed into the Cajal Neuroscience Institute. In 2008 its name was officially changed to the UTSA Neurosciences Institute (NI). Previously supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), the RCMI program now receives support from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) through a $12.6 million grant that serves "to enhance the research capacity and infrastructure at minority-serving universities that offer doctorates in health sciences". The organizational structure of the RCMI Program at UTSA consists of administrative and scientific divisions. The administrative division includes the Principle Investigator, the Program Director, Program Manager, and an Institutional Administrative Support Team. The scientific division includes the External and Internal Advisory Committees, Scientific Advisor, Core Leaders and Research Project PI’s.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes records related to the establishment of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program at UTSA. The records are comprised of 2.75 ft. of correspondence, administrative reports, progress reports, committee meetings, symposium documentation, grant applications, proposals, and award statements between 1998-2012.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.


 

Organization of Collection

Series 1. Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Center for Research and Training in the Sciences.
Subjects
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program.
Neurosciences Research Program.
Genres/Formats
Annual reports.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Texas at San Antonio: Center for Research and Training in the Sciences Records, UA 14.04, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences in 2012 (Acc. 2012-021).

Processing Information

Processed by Heather Ferguson, Intern, October 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)

Symposiums
Box folder
1 1 Woods Hole, MA, 2002
2 Jackson, MS, 2002
3 San Antonio, TX, Spring, 2003
4 San Antonio, TX, Spring -Workshop on Research Collaboration, April 26, 2003
5 San Antonio, TX, Advances in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), 2005
6 San Antonio, TX, Advances in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), 2005
7 San Antonio, TX,Research Outcomes Accelerating Discoveries for Medical Applications & Practice (ROADMAP), 2008
Committees
External Advisory Committee
Box folder
1 8 Meeting Minutes, May 17, 2000
9 Meeting Minutes, May 31, 2002
10 Meeting Minutes, May 31, 2002
11 Jerry Gruden, Ph.D, 2006
12 Susan Weintraub, Ph.D , 2006
13 Fred Regnier, Ph.D, 2006
14 Katherine Luby-Phelps, Ph.D, 2006
15 Eve Marder, Ph.D, 2006
16 John C. Wooley, Ph.D, 2006
Internal Advisory Committee
Box folder
1 17 Meeting Minutes, October - December, 2005
18 Meeting Minutes, January - September, 2006
19 Meeting Minutes, October - December, 2006
20 Meeting Minutes, May 20, 2010
21 RCMI Budget Meeting Minutes, 2009
Grants
Research Development Pre-Proposals
Box folder
1 22 Selection, 2008
23 Arulanandam, Bernard, 2008
24 Brancaleon, Lorenzo, 2008
25 Chen, Liao, 2008
26 Derrick, Brian, 2008
27 Forsthuber, Thomas, 2008
28 Guentzel, Neal, 2008
Box folder
2 1 Haro, Luis, 2008
2 Huang, Yufei, 2008
3 Jarrett, Harry, 2008
4 Jin, Yufang, 2008
5 Lundell, Martha, 2008
6 Mangold, Deborah, 2008
7 Niu, Jianwei, 2008
8 Ruan, Jianhua, 2008
9 Santamaria, Fidel, 2008
10 Sharif, Hatim, 2008
11 Sunter, Garry, 2008
12 Troyer Todd, 2008
13 Wei, Tao, 2008
14 Wenk, Carola, 2008
15 Zhang, Michelle, 2008
Grant and Contract Proposal Review and Approval
Box folder
2 16 2001-2002
17 2004-2005
Grant Application
18 Dr. Brian Derrick, 2008
19 Plasticity and Neural Basis of Respiratory Neurogenesis in Rana Catesbeiana, 2002
20 Long-term Potentiation and Granule Cell Neurogenesis, 2002
21 Reinstatement of 2005 Funds, 2002
22 Synaptic Regualtion of Granule Cell Neurogenesis, 2003
23 Integrin Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity, 2003
24 Neural Development of Respiratory Networks, 2004
25 Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), 1999
26 Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), 2006
27 Real-time Visulation and Analysis of Thymocyet Cell Migration in Situ, 2006
28 Renewal Application - Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), 2003
Summary Statement
29 June - Project Title: Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), 1999
30 National Institution of Health (NIH), 2002
31 National Institution of Health (NIH), 2005
Award Statement
32 Cajal Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), 2007
Reports
Progress Reports
Box folder
2 33 Attorney-Client Communication, 2009
34 Progress Report, 1998-2004
35 Progress Report, 2000-2001
36 Progress Report, 2003-2004
37 Progress Report (original), 2005-2006
Box folder
3 1 Progress Report (copy), 2005-2006
2 Final Progress Report, 2009
3 APR - Administrative Core, 2009-2010
4 APR - Protein Biomarkers Core, 2009-2010
5 APR - Advanced Imaging Core, 2009-2010
6 APR - Computational Biology Core (CBI), 2009-2010
7 APR - Gdovin, Matthew, 2009-2010
8 APR - LeBaron, Richard, 2009-2010
9 APR - Renthal, Robert, 2009-2010
10 APR - Robbins, Kay, 2009-2010
11 APR - Revisions, 2009-2010
12 APR - Administrative Core, 2010-2011
13 APRSIS - Biophotonics Core - Witt, Colleen, 2010-2011
14 APRSIS - Nanotechnology Core, 2010-2011
15 APRSIS - Computational Systems Biology Core, 2010-2011
16 APRSIS - Protein Biomarkers Core, 2010-2011
17 APRSIS - Zhang, Michelle, 2010-2011
18 APR - Brancaleon, Lorenzo, 2010-2011
19 APR - Forsthuber, Thomas, 2010-2011
20 Progress Report - April, 2011
21 Activity Report, 2010-2011
Administrative Reports
Box folder
3 22 Summary of Faculty Productivity, 1998-2002
23 Administrative Report - October, 2006
24 RCMI - Support - Institutional, 2009
25 RCMI - Support - Institutional, 2010-2011
26 RCMI - Support - Other, 2010-2011
27 RCMI - Support - Bridge Grant Commitments, 2010
28 Budget - April, 2011-2012
29 Highlights - April, 2011