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

@ Prince George's Stadium
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm

Take me out to the ball game! For those in the Washington, DC area we have Bowie Baysox Tickets. Tickets are $13 a person (all ages) and $5.00 of each ticket sold when using the “special offer code” NPF2018, will go back to our the NPF.

We have also received 20 complimentary tickets for Pancreatic Cancer Survivors* and a guest. They will be first come, first served. Please contact us at to receive these tickets.

*If they would like to participate in the on-field ceremony and show solidarity for those that are fighting cancer every day, please arrive at the ballpark by 5:30pm. Those that wish to participate can check in at the WTOP Fan Assistance Center on the 3rd base concourse by 5:50pm. The pre-game ceremony with survivors fellow survivors will begin on the field at 6:05pm. A Baysox representative will gather all survivors at the WTOP Fan Assistance Center and escort them to the field at 5:50pm.



Learning to Live with Acute Recurrent and/or Chronic Pancreatitis for Adults and Children @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building (“HRSB”) Auditorium 1760 Haygood Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Georgia State Chapter of the NPF, will be hosting a Patient, Family and Caregiver Reception and Education Event to present the latest developments in Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children and Adults featuring specialists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

There will be a light refreshment, opportunity to network, hear from some of experts in the treatment and care of pancreatitis in Georgia and ask questions.

For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE.

Party for a Cure – New Jersey @ Macaluso’s
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by the National Pancreas Foundation, New Jersey Chapter – please join us a night of good food, conversation and entertainment as we raise money for a cure and bring awareness for better research and therapies for pancreas disease.

For ticket and event sponsorship, please go CLICK HERE.

1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park 1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway, Ohio 43119
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic

Join us! This picnic is to bring together people who suffer from pancreatic disease. Friends and family are welcome to attend! To RSVP, please email Dan Spracklen, OH/KY Chapter Chair at

2nd Annual Color It Purple Picnic – Indiana Chapter @ Eagle Creek Park 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us and wear your best purple to raise awareness for pancreas disease! To RSVP, please email June Strayer, Indiana Chapter Chair at

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS NPF Awards 250,000 Dollars to Research Bethesda, MD – May 18, 2018 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support …

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Reclaiming Her Life – Danielle’s Story
15 May 2018

When did your pancreas story begin? Nearly 10 years ago, I began suffering from abdominal pain, nausea, and difficulty eating. It took many years of appointments, testing, and other procedures for me to be diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis due to a ductal abnormality. Despite a cholecystectomy and other endoscopic procedures including multiple ERCPs with stenting, …

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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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