ICA Leaders Encourage NIDDK Director to Expand IC Research Portfolio




Executive Director Barbara Gordon and Medical Advisory Board member Daniel Brookoff, MD, PhD, met with NIDDK Director, Griffin Rodgers, MD, and his senior leadership team on Wednesday, November 18. One of the topics they discussed was the status of stimulus funding for IC and IC-related research. NIDDK shared with the ICA that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are supplying additional IC research funds. Those funds, which are primarily being used to supplement existing grants, are boosting the five-year, multisite, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network projects. The MAPP, which will start recruiting patients in December, received an additional $1.6 million in recovery funds.


NIDDK ARRA FUNDING PRIMARILY SUPPLEMENTED THE MAPP STUDY

 

STUDY TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/AFFILIATION

ARRA FUNDING

Multi-disciplinary Evaluation of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Andriole, Washington University $200,640
University of Washington UCPPS Discovery Center Buchwald, University of Washington 169,692
University of Michigan MAPP Research Network Discovery Site Clauw, University of Michigan 200,850
Noradrenergic and Sertonergic Analgesic Activity in IC/PBS Clauw, University of Michigan 98,239
Interactive Mechanisms of Pelvic Pain Klumpp, Northwestern University 165,059
Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Kreder, University of Iowa 198,000
Brain Bladder Interactions in IC/PBS Mayer, University of California Los Angeles 200,020
MAPP Research Network Landis, University of Pennsylvania 400,063
  TOTAL IC-RELATED ARRA FUNDING $1,632,563


The following additional ARRA grants are expected to expand our understanding of IC.

OTHER NIDDK ARRA REWARDS OF NOTE

 

STUDY TITLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/AFFILIATION

ARRA FUNDING

Assessing pelvic organ “cross talk” between the bladder and colon in mice to examine nerve function Malykhina, University of Pennsylvania $97,269
Defining basic neurophysiological elements of bladder sensation in mice Ness, University of Alabama $16,687
Delivery of small molecule therapeutics to the bladder for treatment of urologic diseases Weiss, Yale University $498,633
Assessing the role of bladder urothelial cells in bladder hypersensitivity conditions Chai,University of Maryland Baltimore $16,687
Characterizing how neonatal bladder inflammation might predispose one to adult bladder pain by altering the opioid inhibitory system Randich, University of Alabama $195,750
  OTHER BLADDER-RELATED ARRA FUNDING $825,026

 

Posted November 24, 2009