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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Fellows Symposium

Fellows Symposium

A three-day symposium pairing together world class physicians and scientists with medical fellows.

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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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Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
3rd Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases – Michigan Chapter @ The Inn at St. John's
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will jointly host a third Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event.

The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function and work and medical coverage; to discuss the approach to complex care and to highlight causes and the approaches to chronic pain. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) National Office, the NPF Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan NPF center of excellence.

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients and caregivers.

All attendants need to sign up by September 15, 2019. To register, please CLICK HERE

For further inquiries please send an email to Robin Winke at the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter: michigan@pancreasfoundation.org.

Oct
27
Sun
Marine Corps Marathon/10K
Oct 27 all-day

Want to run for a cause? Or has running a 10K or a marathon been on your bucket-list and you’re ready to check it off? Want a 26.2 mile or 10K running tour of Washington, DC?

Run for the National Pancreas Foundation!

Selected as a charity partner for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC), we are looking for a group of people to run in the name of finding a cure, in memory/in honor of a loved one, or supporting an organization that provides hope and courage to those suffering from pancreatic disease.  In return, the NPF will support you every step of the way with motivation, team support (via a private Facebook group), swag, team tent at the finish line, and a team pasta dinner the night before. In 2018, our 44 runners raised $36,686 all in the name of finding a cure for pancreas disease!

To find out more, please CLICK HERE. #TeamPancreas_NPF

Nov
3
Sun
NPF MA Chapter – Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease! @ Bowlero
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Indiana @ Three, Two, Fun!
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
10
Sun
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education Event – Georgia @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:45 pm

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Patient and Supporter Stories

More than a diagnosis – Lora’s Story
3 September 2019

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in August of 2018, NPF Central Pennsylvania Chapter Chair, Lora Kelly reached an important milestone; five years of remaining pancreatic cancer-free! She and her family and felt triumphant to have reached this life-giving milestone. As she reflects upon all of the treatment she’s endured to reach this cancer-free celebration, a …

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Staying #LaurenStrong – Lauren’s Story
14 August 2019

When did your pancreatitis story start? It was in August of 2010, and I was 8 years old.  I have two younger brothers, and at that time my brother Cameron was 5 years old and my youngest brother Liam was only 10 months old.  My family and I were on a road trip across Pennsylvania …

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Twice The Caregiver – Kathleen’s Story
10 July 2019

When did your introduction to pancreas disease start? In looking back on my experiences, my absolute first memory of being introduced to pancreatic disease was in 2011 when working in an Emergency Department of a Level 1 Trauma Center. An elderly female patient came in to be evaluated for abdominal pain; her daughter accompanied her. …

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