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

1st Annual NPF Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Picnic @ Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
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
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

Permanent Vacation Fest @ Freehouse Brewery
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for good music and great food to raise awareness for pancreas disease!

Musical Acts:
Zack Kouris
The Officials
Saluda Shoals
Permanent Vacation

Rob Fowler
Richard “Box” Bachschmidt

Kids Activities! Food Trucks! T-shirts available for purchase at the event. No pre-purchase tickets required, but generous donations suggested at the door. All proceeds will benefit the National Pancreas Foundation.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Pancreas Disease Awareness Night!  @ PNC Park
Jul 31 @ 7:05 pm – 9:05 pm

Come out to PNC Park to join the Pittsburgh Pirates and the National Pancreas Foundation raise awareness for those impacted by diseases of the pancreas. A portion of all ticket proceeds will fund cutting-edge research for a cure. To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE. 

Understanding & Living with the challenges of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis @ Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center Jamail Specialty Care Center
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Texas State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) for a Patient and Care-giver Education event focusing on Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis in adults and children as well as covering Pain Management, Nutrition, Behavioral Medicine, and more.

The objective of this educational event is to provide patients and their caregivers with a fundamental understanding of the natural history and management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

~Refreshments and Parking validation available at event~

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.

NPF News


    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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