Hereditary & Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas
Research on hereditary and pediatric disorders of the pancreas.
The Hereditary and Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas program supports research on the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of pancreatic diseases and on childhood disorders of the pancreas. Particular areas of interest include understanding genetic factors and their interactions with exogenous insults, with respect to pathogenesis, complications, and natural history of pancreatitis and other pancreatic disorders. Studies involve genetic screenings that identify gene mutations in candidate genes or their regulatory elements that are associated with pancreatic structural or functional abnormalities. Researchers are focused on the identification of biologic or molecular mechanisms of pancreatic injury associated with the identification of mutant alleles; the generation of novel animal models of pancreatitis or abnormal pancreatic function by expression of mutant genes associated with pancreatic disease; and the identification of other genetic and environmental factors that influence the development and course of pancreatitis in genetically susceptible individuals.
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Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)
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