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Research Fund 2009

MACPAD Awards 2009 Research Funds


The National PKU Alliance Research Fund was awarded $55,200 to be used for PKU research. The National PKU Alliance is an alliance of almost all of the local and regional PKU organizations in the Unitad States. It was formed for several reasons. One significant purpose of the alliance is to collect and distribute research funds raised by the member organizations to the most important PKU research projects as determined by an elite panel of PKU experts.

In January 2010, National PKU Alliance awarded a $55,000 post doctoral fellowship to Dr. Roberto Gramignoli, D.Sc. at the University of Pittsburgh to study the applicability of liver cell transplantation for treating PKU, $40,000 to Dr. Harvey Levy, MD at Harvard University Medical School to study children of mothers who have PKU to assess their nutritional and psychological status, and $40,000 to Dr. Denise Ney at the University of Wisconsin to continue her research of Glycomacropeptide (GMP) by studying if GMP improves bone density in PKU mice and thus possibly in PKU people.