PMSF Research Funding Awards

PMSF Research Funding Breakdown

PMSF is a major contributor to PMS research.  Our strategy is to support research through funding identified gaps in research. The chart above shows the breakdown of foundation research dollars.  Investments in the PMS International Registry and Data Network, collaborations with the DSC Biomarker and Natural History studies, funding fellowships to develop young investigators, developing research symposia including researcher meetings and orchestration of the McPosium International Conference are some of the examples of recent PMSF achievements.  PMSF has completed a “Research Landcape” initiative that will help guide strategies and plans in the future.

Examples of grants, fellowships, and symposia funded by the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation:

  • Developmental Synaptopothies Consortium: Natural History Study – additional PMS research sites
  • Developmental Synaptopothies Consortium: Natural History Study – family travel grants
  • Developmental Synaptopothies Consortium: Adult Natural History Study
  • Developmental Synaptopothies Consortium: Biomarker Study
  • Developing the field of Young Investigators – travel stipends
  • Clinican Training Grant Award – Rush Memorial
  • Fellowships:
    • Xiaoming Wang, MD, PhD Duke (mentor Yong-hui Jiang, MD, PhD)
    • Alex Shcheglovitov, PhD, Stanford (mentor Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD)
    • Sally Kim, MD, PhD, Stanford (mentor Craig Garner, PhD)
    • Allie Wainer, PhD, Rush University Medical Center  (mentors Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD and Latha Soorya, Phd) — DSC Clinician Training Fellowship
  • Conferences and Symposia:
    • First International Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Symposium, March 3-4 2011, New York City, NY
    • SHANK Regulation & Its Role in Disease, July 25-26, 2012, Orlando, FL
    • Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Autism due to Shank3 Mutations/Deletions, December 15-17, 2013, Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    • Synaptopathies in neurodevelopmental disorders:  SHANK mutations as a window into synaptic function, November 13-14, 2014

PMSF research funding is provided through the generous support of individuals, grants, and contracts from a wide array of stakeholders.  Please consider a donation to PMSF:

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