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The National Pancreas Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 grant recipients. We are hopeful that these projects will bring us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of pancreatic disease.

Title: Can High RAS Activity Transform Pancreatic Ductal Cells?
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Bailey, MA, PhD
Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston





Title: Alterations in the Enteroendocrine Axis Following Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplant (TPIAT) for Chronic Pancreatitis
Principal Investigator: Melena D. Bellin, MD
Institution: Regents of the University of Minnesota




Title: The Role of Pancreatic Cancer Metabolic Rewriting in Driving the Expression of CES2 a Predictor of Response to Folfirinox Therapy
Principal Investigator: Michela Capello, PhD
Institution: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center





Title: Reinterpreting Hypertriglyceridemia in the Context of Pancreatitis: Implications for Its Measurement, Classification, Mechanisms in Disease, Therapy, and Nutrition
Principal Investigator:  Biswajit Khatua, PhD
Institution: Mayo Clinic Arizona





Title: Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy as an IMaging Biomarker (CLIMB study) for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
Principal Investigator: Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH
Institution: The Ohio State University





Title: Follistatin Nanoparticle Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Cachexi
Principal Investigator: Daniel L. Marks, MD, PhD
Institution: Oregon Health and Science University





Title: Targeting Fibrosis in Chronic Pancreatitis: A Potential Treatment Option
Principal Investigators: Sandeep Nadella, MD; Victor Ciofoaia, MD
Institution: Georgetown University