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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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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Fellows Symposium

Annual Fellows Symposium

Gain insight and instruction from renowned pancreas specialists at the 16th Annual Fellows Symposium in 2022

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Aaron’s Story
22 October 2021

How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 24, and it was after a particularly rowdy night. It would last for a day and a half and always felt more than a hangover. Symptoms involved a lot of vomiting and going to the bathroom. I would have several …

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In Memory: Lakenya & Rashaunda’s Story
28 September 2021

Pancreatitis and Raising Awareness of Poor Healthcare in the African American Community My 64-year-old mother, Mary Lee Shaw was a retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE). After suffering severe abdominal pain, she was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital-Methodist in Brooklyn, New York. She had been hospitalized from February …

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In Memory: Kevin’s Story
22 September 2021

My name is Kevin Bloom and I reside in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. On the weekends, you can find me perusing through a list of local coffee shops, running through the foothills of the front range of the Rocky Mountains, or snowboarding throughout the mountain west. I enjoy a variety of physical endeavors, …

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