Greehey CCRI Exterior PhotoGreehey CCRI first opened its doors in Feb 2004.

Milestones

1999
Established with $200 million from the State of Texas tobacco settlement, the largest single oncology endowment in this nation’s history, funded by tobacco settlement to UT Health, San Antonio.

2000   
Pilot grant program launched with $2M in research awards

2000   
$2.2M technology investment

2001   
Groundbreaking ceremony

2002   
Sharon B. Murphy, MD, named first CCRI director

2003   
Research facility completed

2004   
Feb 24th, Building dedicated

2004   
Launch of research operations

2007   
Building renamed in recognition of the Greehey Family Foundation’s $25M transformational gift to support childhood cancer research

2014
Peter J. Houghton, Ph.D., recruited as Greehey CCRI Director

2015
NIH & federal grants totaled $11.7M

2015
Expansion of research facility and development of high-throughput genetic screening

2016-2017
Six new principal investigators hired (largest recruitment effort since opening)

Greehey CCRI Facts

  • One of only two institutes in the US dedicated solely to pediatric cancer research
  • 100,000 sqft of space, Greehey CCRI is the largest free-standing childhood cancer research facility in Texas
  • 230+ collective years of faculty-level research experience
  • 120+ principal investigators and researchers
  • 47 Ph.Ds.
  • 18 Research labs
  • 14 administrative and operational support staff