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Nikki Mitchell Foundation Seed Grant

The Pancreas Club is proud to partner with the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to award and promote promising research in Pancreatic Cancer. The Nikki Mitchell Foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and relief for those affected by pancreatic cancer, while raising awareness and searching for the cure. In 2019, the Nikki Mitchell Foundation & Pancreas Club Seed Grant was established to fuel promising research of brilliant and ambitious minds seeking to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

The seed grant is worth $20,000 and awarded yearly at the Pancreas Club Annual Meetings. Please watch our website for more information on the next application cycle.

Recipients:

2020

Nerve Growth Factor Signaling in Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms
Marcus CB Tab MBBS | Vanderbilt University

2019

Targeting of Tumor Stroma to Enhance the Efficacy of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE)
Rebekah R. White MD & Jayanth Shankara Narayanan PhD| UCSD
Hear an update on their research!

Rebekah White MD

Jayanth

John Howard Research Award

This award honors the best presentation from a young junior faculty member who is within 5 years of their residency training. The application process occurs yearly within the Pancreas Club Abstract Submitter.

Generously supported by the Arpa Foundation

Recipients:

2019

DISCONNECTED PANCREATIC DUCT SYNDROME: SPECTRUM OF OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
Thomas Maatman MD | Indiana University School of Medicine

2018

PATTERNS OF RECURRENCE AFTER RESECTION FOR PANCREATIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS: WHO, WHEN, AND HOW?
Gaia Masini MD | Verona University

PanCan Research Award

These awards honor the three best presentations of pancreatic cancer research by a resident or fellow. The application process occurs yearly within the Pancreas Club Abstract Submitter.

Generously supported by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Recipients:

2019

IMMUNE MODULATION BY LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE SUPPRESSES PANCREATIC CANCER PROGRESSION
Anthony Ferrantella MD | University of Miami

CIRCULATING TUMOR CELL DYNAMICS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OUTCOMES IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA: UPDATES ON THE PROSPECTIVE CLUSTER TRIAL
Alina Hasanain MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

GUT MICROBIOTA FACILITATE TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 2-MEDIATED PANCREATIC CANCER METASTASE
Saba Kurtom MD | University of Miami

2018

IDENTIFICATION OF RISK FACTORS FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA PATIENTS UNDERGOING PRE-OPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY
Brian Boone MD | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

MINIMALLY INVASIVE VERSUS OPEN DISTAL PANCREATECTOMY (LEOPARD): MULTICENTER PATIENT-BLINDED RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jony van Hilst MD | Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

ERADICATION OF THE GUT MICROBIOME ATTENUATES PANCREATIC CANCER BURDEN THROUGH AN IMMUNE-MEDIATED MECHANISM
Vrishketan Sethi MD | University of Miami

Pancreas Club Award

This award honors the best presentation of clinical or basic science research by a resident or fellow. The application process occurs yearly within the Pancreas Club Abstract Submitter. Generously supported by the Nikki Mitchell Foundation

Recipients:

2019

VARIATION IN THE SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF LOCALLY ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER
Bradley Reames MD, MS | University of Nebraska Medical Center

2018

LAPAROSCOPIC VERSUS OPEN PANCREATODUODENECTOMY (LEOPARD-2): A MULTICENTER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jony van Hilst MD | Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam

Nikki Mitchell Foundation Promising Women in Pancreas Cancer Research Award

This award was established to recognize strong, intelligent women who are trailblazing research in the field of pancreatic cancer. This award is in remembrance of Nikki Mitchell, who saw only great possibilities in life and in others. When Nikki landed in Nashville, she ran the enterprises of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter and served as President of their company for 22 years. During that time, she made history of her own with the Bridge of Wings flight, circumnavigating the northern hemisphere as co-captain with NMF President Rhonda Miles in a single engine aircraft. This commemorative flight served to spotlight the heroic Soviet female pilots whom time had forgotten. In December 2010, Nikki was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and battled the disease for 31 months. Her last dream was to save others from the devastating disease of pancreatic cancer. Caring about early detection research led her to participate, upon her death, in a floating tumor cell research program facilitated by Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nikki’s donation was the first to contribute a vast amount of data to the scientists.

The Nikki Mitchell Foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and relief for those affected by pancreatic cancer, while raising awareness and searching for the cure.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.nikkimitchellfoundation.org/

To make a donation, please visit:
https://nmf.kindful.com/ 

Contact Information

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