Research

One of the main reasons the NPKUA was formed was to create a national research program to drive more research for PKU and accelerate the timeline for a cure. By creating a centralized program, local PKU organizations can now combine all of their research money together and make a larger impact on supporting research that will bring about better treatment options and an eventual cure for PKU. Learn more about the NPKUA funded research, the Scientific Advisory Board, the Koch Scholarship, and other research opportunities.

 

Research Overview

The last five years have seen great strides in finding ways to improve treatment for PKU. We are pleased to share our annually funded research awards that focus on new and innovative treatment options for PKU and accelerating the timeline for a cure.

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NPKUA Funded Research

The overall funding strategy of the NPKUA is to support projects that will promote advances in the treatment and management of PKU, with the long term goal of facilitating the development of a cure. The NPKUA is pleased to highlight our funded research from 2014.

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Scientific Advisory Board

The NPKUA's Scientific Advisory Board is made up of eminently qualified physicians, researchers, and clinicians who are leaders in their fields to evaluate proposals and weigh in the potential research avenues.

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Kochs Fellowship

The National PKU Alliance, with the generous support of BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc., has established a new fellowship for a metabolics/genetic resident with a primary focus in clinical care. This special scholarship is in memory of Richard Koch, M.D., who dedicated his professional life to the study and treatment of metabolic disorders, especially PKU. This scholarship is intended to honor the legacy of Dr. Koch while supporting the mission of the NPKUA to improve the daily lives of individuals with PKU and pursue a cure.

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Scientific Grant Request

One of the main reasons why the National PKU Alliance was formed was to create a national research program to help drive more research for phenylketonuria and accelerate the timeline for a cure. By creating a centralized program, local PKU organizations can now combine all of their research money together and make a larger impact on supporting research that will bring about better treatment options and an eventual cure for PKU. Since our inception, NPKUA member organizations and individuals raised more than $500,000 for the NPKUA Research Program.

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