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The NPF has given over $4 million to fund 127 groundbreaking research projects. The hope is for the seed money ($50,000) to provide researchers the ability to start research in their respective projects, gain traction for bigger studies, and eventually publications.

Grant Title: Therapeutic Targeting of the Most Aggressive Molecular Subtype of Pancreatic Cancer
Grant Year: 2019
Recipient: Cindy Leiton, PhD
Stonybrook University
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Grant Title: Non-Tumorigenic Support Cells Fuel Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism
Grant Year: 2016
Recipient: Costas A. Lyssiotis, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Medical School
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Grant Title: Effect of Liver Histopathology on Islet Cell Engraftment in the Model Mimicking Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation
Grant Year: 2015
Recipient: Chirag Desai, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program
Director, Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Grant Title: Characterization and Modulation of TGFβ Activation in Pancreatic Fibrogenesis
Grant Year: 2014
Recipient: Barbara Ulmasov, PhD
Associate Research Professor
St. Louis University, School of Medicine
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Grant Title: Role of Tunneling Nanotubes in Promoting Chemotherapy Resistance of Pancreatic Cancer
Grant Year: 2013
Recipient: Emil Lou, M.D., Ph.D, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
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Grant Title: The Histone Deactylase SIRT6 Modulates Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism
Grant Year: 2013
Recipient: Raul Mostoslavsky, MD PhD
The Laurel Schwartz Associate Professor of Oncology
MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School
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Grant Title: Endocrine Function in Chronic Pancreatitis: The Role of Insulin Secretion, Insulin Sensitivity, and the Incretin Axis
Grant Year: 2012
Recipient: Melena Bellin, MD
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Schulze Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor Pediatric Endocrinology
Director of Research, Islet Autotransplant Program
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Grant Title: Screening Test for the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Grant Year: 2011
Recipient: Kenneth Yu, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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