Vision – Decrease the clinical impact of neurofibromatosis
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a group of three genetically distinct disorders that cause tumors to grow in the nervous system. It also produces other abnormalities in the skin and bones. There are three types of NF:
Updated October 2023 – FY22 Neurofibromatosis Research Program award negotiations are complete. We are excited to announce the newly supported projects and look forward to seeing the impactful discoveries that will result from these investigators that are new to NF field. Amongst these awards are 6 New Investigator Awards that we are thrilled to help to get established in the NF field. The NFRP also announces the funding of three Synergistic Idea Awards (SIA) which will involve the combined effort of ten investigators. The SIA mechanism is aimed at encouraging multiple researchers to collaborate and address a central NF problem through complementary and synergistic techniques and perspectives. We look forward to reporting the accomplishments and impactful outcomes to come from these FY22 projects.
Please follow the links in the left panel of this page to visit some highlights and efforts by the NFRP and those that support it. Additional information regarding resources funded by the NFRP available to all researchers, and our program history can also be found on this page.
The Neurofibromatosis Institute
Gaining Momentum Through Innovation and Recruitment
A Consumer’s Perspective: “Headed in the Right Direction...”
Dr. Douglas Miller
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Confronting the Challenge of Neurofibromatosis
Last updated Monday, December 18, 2023