Will Donating to Medical Research Make A Difference?

Doug Drossman

The majority of research in the United States and elsewhere is conducted in the private sector (pharmaceutical companies) and by governments (in the U.S. it is the National Institutes of Health, or NIH). Another source of medical research funding comes from nonprofit organizations, like IFFGD. Regardless of the source, monies for research help to further science that ultimately helps in bringing about better treatments and maybe even cures for aliments of the human condition.

When a nonprofit patient foundation like IFFGD begins to fund research, wonderful things begin to happen. Patients become more effectively engaged in helping to improve their health or the health of their children. Although many scientific discoveries may take years to translate into everyday patient care and practice, the process of discovery in and of itself propels even more science.

IFFGD continues its commitment to providing education and raising awareness.

"By funding research, the organization embarks on another journey. This journey will help to shape science and scientific advancement, and improve patient quality of life."

IFFGD continues its commitment to providing education and raising awareness. By funding research, the organization embarks on another journey. This journey will help to shape science and scientific advancement, and improve patient quality of life.

I am honored to serve and Chair the IFFGD Research Awards Selection Committee. The work of my colleagues and myself is but one piece in furthering the science of gastrointestinal diseases. IFFGD's research initiative will help to advance all the pieces and parts of basic and clinical science surrounding functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. We continue to work, together, for answers and cures.

Research Awards
2013 Award Recipients
Enrico Corazziari, MD
Jan Tack, MD, PhD
Gary Mawe, PhD
Ashley Blackshaw, PhD
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, MD
Report from Lukas Van Oudenhove, PhD: Solving the Biopsychosocial Puzzle in Functional Dyspepsia
Muriel Larauche, PhD
2011 Award Recipients
Report from Ronnie Fass, MD: Sleep and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Million Mulugeta, PhD
Adrian Miranda, MD
Samuel Nurko, MD
Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD
Shaman Rajindrajith, MD
2009 Award Recipients
Satish Rao, MD
Emeran Mayer, MD
Javier Santos, MD
Report from Martin Storr, MD, PhD: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: New Insights in Enteric Regulation
Report From Miguel Saps, MD: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents
2007 Award Recipients
Report from Bruce D. Naliboff, PhD: Symptom Based Psychology for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Report from Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Searching for Underlying Causes
Report from Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS: Diagnostic Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Theory vs. Reality
Report from Sylvie Bradesi, PhD: Role of the Central Immune System in Functional Disorders
Paul E. Hyman, MD
Report from Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, PhD: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain
Report from Fernando Azpiroz, MD, PhD: Understanding Intestinal Gas
2005 Award Recipients
Report from Yvette Tache, PhD: Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unraveling the Code
Report from Shaheen Hamdy, MRCP, PhD: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing
Report from Michael A. Pezzone, MD, PhD: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Pelvic Pain Disorders
Report from Bridget R. Southwell, PhD: Research into Treatment-Resistant Constipation in Children
Report from Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH: Symptoms Arising from Non-Acid Reflux in Children
2003 Award Recipients
Report from William E. Whitehead, PhD: Summary of Clinical Research Activities
Jyoti N. Sengupta, PhD
Report from Caroline Elder Danda, PhD: Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment
Report from Terry Buchmiller-Crair, MD: Using the Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract to Overcome Neonatal Disease
Report from Dan L. Dumitrascu, MD, PhD: The Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Report from Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD: Understanding Pain and Discomfort in Functional GI Disorders
Research Grants
IFFGD Competitive Grants
2014 IFFGD Idiopathic Gastroparesis Research Grants
Leo Cheng, PhD
Braden Kuo, MD, MSc
Richard McCallum, MD
2008 IFFGD Competitive Research Grants
IFFGD Noncompetitive Grants
Other Research Grant Opportunities
Funding Research
Need for Funding Research
How to Make a Difference
The State of Research at NIH & NIDDK
Clinical Trials & Studies
IBS Studies
Guide to Randomized Clinical Trials
Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials and Studies
NIH/Other Sponsored Clinical Trials and Studies

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