THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2019 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

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THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2019 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

NPF Awards 300,000 Dollars to Research

Bethesda, MD – May 13, 2019 – 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 is awarding $300,000 in research funds to deserving scientists for 2019. Six grants of $50,000 will be distributed to researchers studying, pancreatic cancer, chronic & acute pancreatitis, and pediatric pancreatitis. The NPF has funded 121 grants totaling over 4 million dollars towards research in pancreas disease.

2019 Research Grants

Metabolic profiling to identify key regulatory events that drive pancreatic tumorigenesis and metastatic dissemination
Principal Investigator: Iok In Christine Chio, PhD
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Initial pain management in pediatric pancreatitis: opioid vs non-Opioid
Principal Investigator: Amit Grover, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital

Treating the gaps in acute pancreatitis
Principal Investigator: Jiwon Hong, PhD
University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Identifying novel druggable regulators of NRF2 in pancreatic cancer
Principal Investigator: Chang Jiang, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Local immune responses associated with human chronic pancreatitis
Principal Investigator: Bomi Lee, PhD
Stanford University

Therapeutic targeting of the most aggressive molecular subtype of pancreatic cancer
Principal Investigator: Cindy V. Leiton, PhD
The Research Foundation for The SUNY Stony Brook University

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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. For more information on our organization please visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.

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