National Pancreas Foundation Mission

The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

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Physician Programs

Research Grants

Research Grants

NPF raises and directs funds to support exemplary research projects in the field of pancreas disease

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Medical Education

Medical Education

Medical provider educational information and opportunities

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National Patient Registry

National Patient Registry

Institutional participation in the National Patient Registry

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Fellows Symposium

Annual Fellows Symposium

Gain insight and instruction from renowned pancreas specialists at the 16th Annual Fellows Symposium in 2022

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Angela’s Story
26 July 2021

My name is Angela, and I am 29 years old. I was hospitalized in May 2020 with alcohol-induced pancreatitis, and from there, I was told my days of drinking and eating as I pleased were over. I had my gallbladder removed in July 2020 and then was hospitalized the week before Christmas with pancreatitis again; …

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Mackenzie’s Story
14 July 2021

One night of my freshman year of high school, I was hanging out with a couple of my girlfriends. What seemed to be a totally normal night for me quickly made a turn for the worse the next morning. I woke up with a severe, stabbing abdominal pain that was unlike anything I had felt …

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Jenna’s Story
13 July 2021

Jenna M. is 18-years-old and from East Texas. She was 13 when she had her first pancreatitis attack, due to Cystic Fibrosis which has affected her pancreas (and not her lungs). Jenna shares her pancreatitis journey, how she found the National Pancreas Foundation as a resource and hopes she can become an advocate for other …

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