NMF Gives a $20,000 Seed Grant at the Pancreas Club Conference

Award winner Dr. Jayanth Shankara Narayanan is front and center.

Nikki Mitchell Foundation attended the 53rd annual Pancreas Club Conference to give out several awards. The $20,000 Nikki Mitchell and Pancreas Club Seed Grant was presented to Dr. Jayanth Shankara Narayanan, PhD, a Junior faculty member under Dr. Rebekah White. NMF strives to promote and fund Junior faculty researchers who are working on promising pancreatic cancer research.

The foundation also donated a $1,000 Pancreas Club Award for the best oral presentation of clinical or basic science by a resident or fellow. Additionally, the Nikki Mitchell Award of $1,500 went to the most promising research project by a young investigator (Junior faculty, within 5 years of practice, post training.)

NMF Medical Board directors Dr. Christopher Wolfgang and Lindsey Manos were in attendance, and Dr. Wolfgang was one of the lecturers. The event took place on May 17-18, 2019 in San Diego, CA.