News and Updates

CPRIT Awards Product Development and Research Grants

  • Published: May 21, 2014

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded two grants through its product development program and 14 recruitment grants through its research program.

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Hires Chief Product Development Officer

  • Published: March 19, 2014

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has hired Dr. Thomas Goodman as the agency’s chief product development officer (CPDO). Goodman was previously vice president of business development for life sciences at Arizona Science and Technology Enterprises, a subsidiary of Arizona State University Foundation focused on increasing the flow of innovation from research laboratory to the marketplace.

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Awards Product Development and Research Grants

  • Published: February 19, 2014

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded six grants through its product development program and eleven grants through its research program.

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CPRIT Chief Compliance Officer David Reisman Recognized for Outstanding Service

  • Published: February 13, 2014

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

  • Published: January 24, 2014

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.

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Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Releases New Requests for Applications

  • Published: December 09, 2013

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.

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CPRIT Hires Chief Compliance Officer

  • Published: November 25, 2013

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.

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CPRIT Awards Prevention Grants

  • Published: November 22, 2013

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.

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CPRIT Names Chief Executive Officer

  • Published: November 22, 2013

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.

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CPRIT Announces New Scientific Review Council

  • Published: November 01, 2013

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.

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