News and Updates
CPRIT Chief Compliance Officer David Reisman Recognized for Outstanding Service
Today, the Texas Ethics Commission formally recognized David Reisman, CPRIT chief compliance officer, for faithful execution and outstanding performance of duties. Reisman served as executive director of the Commission from October 2006 to December 2013 prior to joining CPRIT.
CANCER PREVENTION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS AWARDS THREE NEW RESEARCH GRANTS
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded three grants through its research program. The grants, totaling $6,000,000, support the recruitment of promising emerging researchers pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas.
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Releases New Requests for Applications
New Requests for Applications Offer Opportunities for Research, Prevention and Product Development Grant Awards
AUSTIN - The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has released nine new requests for applications (RFAs) for grant awards. The new RFAs cover all three of CPRIT’s program areas and include three RFAs for research, three RFAs for prevention and three RFAs for product development.
CPRIT Hires Chief Compliance Officer
David Reisman to Oversee CPRIT Compliance Process
AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has selected David Reisman as the agency’s chief compliance officer (CCO). Reisman was previously executive director of the Texas Ethics Commission which administers and enforces campaign finance, lobby and conflict of interest laws for the state.
CPRIT Awards Prevention Grants
Ten new CPRIT grants support evidence-based cancer prevention services and health behavior change through public education
AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 10 grants through its prevention program. The grants, totaling $10,778,222, support a range of prevention services including screening, vaccinations, and survivor care and provide funding to address critical needs and reach underserved populations across the state.
CPRIT Names Chief Executive Officer
CPRIT Oversight Committee Hires Interim Executive Director Wayne R. Roberts to Lead Institute
AUSTIN — At its meeting today, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee named Wayne R. Roberts chief executive officer. Roberts has held the position of interim executive director of the agency since December 2012 when he was hired to stabilize CPRIT and work with the legislature to strengthen the agency's governance and accountability.
CPRIT Announces New Scientific Review Council
As one of the first steps in reinitiating its research grants program, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has recruited new members to its Scientific Review Council. The council oversees the grant peer review process for one of the most ambitious, publicly funded cancer research programs in the nation. Comprised of some of the most distinguished cancer research scientists and clinicians from across the country, the council will help guide the direction and ensure the quality of the state’s investment of cancer research funds over the next several years.
Moratorium on CPRIT Grant Award Process Lifted
On October 30, 2013, the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker authorized CPRIT grant operations to be resumed.
Roadmap to Resuming Grant Awards
Since the legislature passed SB 149, CPRIT has been moving ahead with efforts to resume the agency’s grant awards process. View the CPRIT Roadmap to Resuming Grant Awards for a timeline and summary of activities and priorities critical for the agency to resume the grant awards process with deliberate purpose, accountability and transparency. As we continue to make progress, check back for updates on the status of individual activities and priorities.
Governor Perry Signs SB 149
Governor Perry has signed into law Senate Bill 149, the reform bill revising CPRIT’s enabling legislation. The legislation strengthens CPRIT and allows the agency to fulfill its vital mission to fight cancer in Texas with transparency and accountability. Click the link below to view key enhancements of CPRIT Operations and Governance in SB 149.