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

Patient Education Event – Chicago @ Northwestern Memorial Hospital McGaw Medical Center (Room 1-401)
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In Collaboration with The National Pancreas Foundation, the NPF Illinois Chapter, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital: The Many Faces of Pancreatic Disease

We will be covering pain management, nutrition, behavioral medicine, and more!

For more information and to register for the event, please click here:

For any questions, please contact David Jones at

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease @ Midtown Bowl
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Cir NE,
Atlanta, GA 30324

Join the National Pancreas Foundation for an afternoon of bowling and family fun! More details to follow!
SAVE the DATE – Party for a Cure – Cincinnati @ Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook
Sep 28 all-day

Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation for a cure!

More details to follow.

Patient Education Event – Michigan @ The Inn at St. John's
Sep 29 all-day

Michigan Medicine & The National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will be hosting their 2nd Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases education event.

More details will follow.

Marine Corps Marathon and 10K – Washington, DC
Oct 28 all-day

The NPF MCM team will be running the marathon and 10K to raise money for research and in honor of those suffering from pancreas disease.

Voted as one of the best marathons for first-timers by Runner’s World as well as a must-do fall marathon – this race is simply one of the best!

If you are interested, in joining us, please CLICK HERE. 

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Patient and Supporter Stories

From Patient to Advocate – Barbara’s Story
22 November 2017

It all started as a child! I never knew why every time I was stressed or excited, which was a lot with a family of six children, a great Mom, and an alcoholic father, I would have these bad belly aches, nausea, and vomiting. It would happen during book reports in front of the class, …

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Bringing Joy with Toys – Riky’s Story
15 November 2017

Alarik “Riky” Howard is an exemplary thirteen-year-old boy who resides in Northwest Indiana.   As the Midwest braces itself for a chilly winter, Riky’s heart is far from cold.  He was diagnosed with severe chronic pancreatitis when he was just six years old. After countless prolonged stays at Indianapolis’ Riley Children’s Hospital and numerous surgeries, Riky …

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Walking Warrior – Karen’s Story
9 November 2017

In 2016, I decided to do the Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon and walked alongside my Mom, sister, and cousin. After completing it and finishing in 3 hours and 12 minutes, I decided to register for the race again in 2017. Walking for hours does not come easily to me. Along with being a Type 1 …

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