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UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine Research Affinity Team (RAffTs)

Research Affinity TeamAs part of the strategic plan for research and in pursuit of creating a nurturing and supportive environment for faculty and institutional research capacity development, the SOM Dean’s Office has allocated funds to establish Research Affinity Teams (RAffTs). These teams will provide a socialization and infrastructure framework for faculty across the research spectrum and from varied backgrounds to coalesce around a common disease, condition, or population of interest.

RaffTs are chartered workgroups supported and approved by the SOM Dean’s Office. Ultimately these working groups should serve as the foundation of a Program Project Grant, multidisciplinary (U01) grant, or other similar large award, though outcomes including increased cross-departmental collaborations for publications, enhanced sharing of data/equipment/best practices, etc. are also encouraged.

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