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Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI)


The Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) involve partnerships between faculty and staff of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and K-12 teachers in the San Antonio area and include:

  • a multidisciplinary health science curriculum
  • teacher professional development programs
  • interactive on-line student activities & simulations

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Funding Sources



Positively AgingĀ® Curriculum Program Funding (MAX)

2009-2014; 2015:

National Institutes of Health

NIH Office of Science Education

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

National Institute on Aging

Grant # R25RR025122


Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy (VBTA)


The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund


Critical Appraisal to Improve Neuroscience Education (CAINE) 2009-2013; 2014:

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Grant # R25DA025578


Previous Funding Sources


Contact Information

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Medicine - Division of Geriatrics
Teacher Enrichment Initiatives
7703 Floyd Curl Dr. - MSC 7780
San Antonio Texas 78229-3900

Phone: 210-567-2568 Fax: 210-567-4414
E-mail: teachhealthk-12@uthscsa.edu


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