Research

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY RESEARCHERS INVITED TO PRE-APPLY FOR RESEARCH GRANTS FROM DoD PEER REVIEWED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program Co-Host March 8 Webinar About Award Pre-Applications CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — For the third consecutive year, peripheral neuropathy (PN) has been renewed for research funding by the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PDMRP)’s $370 million fund. In advance of pre-application deadlines, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) and the …

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Call to Action 2023 – Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program! 

Help Advocate for Government Funding for Peripheral Neuropathy Research What It Is In response to the tireless advocacy and outreach from the peripheral neuropathy (PN) community, Congress designated peripheral neuropathy as a condition in the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) in the annual Defense Appropriations Act during fiscal years 2021 through 2023. During that …

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Inaugural Clinical Research Training Scholarship Recipients Announced

Paula Barreras, MD, neuroimmunology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Erika Williams, MD, PhD, neuromuscular fellow at Massachusetts General Brigham are receiving the inaugural Clinical Research Training Scholarships (CRTS). Through these awards, FPN is providing $300,000 in peripheral neuropathy (PN) research funding. Identifying Biomarkers and Pathogenic Mechanisms in Sarcoidosis-Associated Small Fiber Neuropathy Barreras will study …

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Our Advocacy Work on The Hill

In 2020, the peripheral neuropathy (PN) research community achieved a huge breakthrough. For the first time, Congress included “peripheral neuropathy” as an eligible condition for study in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). This led to more than $8 million in grants being awarded for peripheral neuropathy research in fiscal …

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CLINICAL HIGHLIGHTS: PNS Meeting 2022

The Peripheral Nerve Society Annual Meeting was held in Miami in May 2022. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is pleased to be able to provide a summary of some of the clinical studies presented at the conference. Study teams reported on natural history studies and (clinical) intervention trials for Peripheral Neuropathies who concluded over the …

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PRMRP Research Funding FY22: Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) included peripheral neuropathy as a condition eligible for research funding for the first time ever in 2021. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is proud to have been instrumental in making more funding available for PN research and researchers. For a second consecutive year, …

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DOD’s PRMRP Neuropathy Research Awards

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) has determined the grant applications that it wishes to award in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). In this first year that applications were accepted for research in peripheral neuropathy, 41 applications out of over 1000 applications received focused on peripheral neuropathy. DoD is recommending awarding a grant …

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AAN’s New Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy Guidelines

A study entitled “Oral and Topical Treatment of Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy: Practice Guideline Update Summary” was published on December 29, 2021, in the journal Neurology®. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is pleased to announce that Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director, was among the few esteemed authors on the subcommittee for this important review and update. …

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