The National Pancreas Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 grant recipients. The NPF is dedicated to funding cutting-edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for those impacted by pancreatic disease. We are awarding  $250,000 in research funds to deserving scientists across the United States for 2018. Five grants of $50,000 will be distributed to researchers studying, pancreatic cancer, chronic & acute pancreatitis, and pediatric pancreatitis.

Contributions of the Adipose Tissue to the Development of Pancreatic Cancer
Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, PhD
The Ohio State University

Targeting Stellate Cells for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
Vikas Dudeja, MD
University of Miami


Aberrant RNA Processing Induced by Mutant p53 in Pancreatic Cancer: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Implications
Luisa F. Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Enhancing Precision Therapy for Patients with Acute Recurrent or Chronic Pancreatitis with CFTR Dysfunction by the Use of a Novel Sweat Test
Tanja Gonska, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)


Inhibitor Resistant Trypsin in Pancreatitis
Zsanett Jancso, PhD
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine