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FPN Welcomes Newest Research Partner in Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy [1] (FPN) continues to build a network of leading neurological consortium partner clinics.  Starting in January 2019, FPN is pleased to announce the newest research partner added to its consortium of institutions: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Washington University will join the other five research sites [2] who work with each other and FPN to build the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR) [3], a unique biobank of samples of (currently) over 1,650 patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The data collected and stored in this biobank is and will be used by researchers and scientists to understand more about peripheral neuropathy.

The other five research sites involved in this special project funded by FPN include: the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc., the Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the University of Utah, and the University of Kansas Medical Center. All centers have been selected based on the patient populations they serve, their geographic location, and their willingness and ability to participate in the PNRR specimen and data collection.

Qualified patients in the St. Louis area are now being accepted for enrollment into the PNRR. If you are interested in visiting this site and helping advance research efforts for peripheral neuropathy, please contact Washington University’s Principal Investigator Dr. Stefanie Geisler at (314) 362-6981.

FPN is honored to welcome Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to its leading neurological consortium partner clinics in 2019.