Galactosemia Foundation is pleased to announce we received an unprecedented 14 applications for our 6th round of research grants. The previous high was 7 in the 5th round in 2015. The research team and the peer reviewers now face the daunting task of evaluating each project and selecting grant recipients. While we are fortunate to have $100K in our research fund thanks to the diligent efforts of our members, that total will support only a subset of the worthy applicants. Additional donations to the fund could not come at a better time for furthering scientific knowledge on Galactosemia.
The GF Research Team is happy to announce the 2015 GF Grant Award recipients. Three proposals totaling $90,375 were awarded in April 2015. The awards were given to
Dr. Kent Lai - Mouse study - testing small molecule GALK1 inhibitors as therapy for CG -$49,500
Dr. Judith Fridovich-Keil - Is trace dietary galactose related to cognitive outcomes in CG? -$30,000
Dr. Annet Bosch - International collaborative meeting to establish international G guidelines -$10,875
In all, there were seven proposals submitted to the GF Research Team. The research team carefully chose proposals based on the GF research budget and the potential impact the proposal would have on the GF community. Four proposals (Dr Sandy Van Calcar, Dr Gerard Berry, Dr Manshu Tan, Dr. Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni) were not funded due to the research accounts budget restraints.
The GF Research Team thanks all those who submitted proposals, all the peer reviewers, and the GF Board for a successful round five. The GF team especially thanks all those who donated to the GF Research Fund. Without the support of the GF community, there would be NO GF Grant Pro-gram at all! If galactosemia research is important to you, please consider fundraising for the GF Research Fund today! We need to raise AT LEAST $100,000 by 2017 to fund round six. If you would like to help and don’t know how, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!