Day 17 ~ October 2014 as GLOBAL NPD Awareness Month ~ NNPDF & CCNNPDF Funded Fellows
Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
As we continue our focus on foundation funded research this week, the 17th day of our GLOBAL October 2014 Niemann-Pick Disease Awareness month event, we are highlighting another 2014 research award recipient. The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF), along with the Canadian Chapter of the NNPDF, are pleased to announce to our NPD communities in the United States and Canada ~ the 2014 recipients of the Peter G. Pentchev & Edward H. Schuchman 2014 Fellowship awards and grants!
For Day 17, we turn our focus to the announcement of a research grant award in support of our NPD Type C (NPC) community through the funding of scientific efforts to develop a roadmap for NPC drug development. Kanagaraj Subramanian from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA is the grant award recipient and Principal Investigator of this work.
“Roadmap for Drug Development for Niemann-Pick Disease“
The objective of this research proposal is to develop a new class of therapeutics that could rescue the folding
and trafficking defect of most NPC1 variants found in the clinical population.