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2015 Research Grant Recipients

The National Pancreas Foundation Announces 2015 Research Grant Recipients

NPF Awards 200,000 Dollars to Research

Bethesda, MD – June 18, 2015 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for those impacted by pancreatic disease, announced today that it has awarded $200,000 in research funds to deserving scientists across the United States for the 2015 fiscal year. Four grants of $50,000 will be distributed to researchers studying pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

More information on NPF’s research program, including current and past grant recipients, can be found at

2015 Research Grants

Chirag Desai, MD
Georgetown University
Effect of Liver Histopathology on Islet Engraftment Post Autologous Transplant after Total Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis


Florencia McAllister, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Modulating TH17cells in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis by Targeting RORγt


Andrew Rhim, MD
University of Michigan
Identifying Somatic Mutations in Chronic Pancreatitis


Aliye Uc, MD
The University of Iowa
Genetic Determinants of Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis


About the National Pancreas Foundation

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. To fulfill its mission, the NPF raises and manages a charitable foundation from which grants are made directly to researchers seeking to resolve the challenging medical problems of pancreatic diseases. The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

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