PWSA (USA) has funded research since 1983.
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history of grants awarded. Click here
to see a list of current funded research
Influencing government funding:
Support researchers by actively advocating in DC for NIH funding and
other government funding to go to PWS research.
Bringing scientists together to promote research:
Sponsored a two-day meeting in the fall for experts in research on
hyperphagia (uncontrollable appetite) to share current knowledge and
identify and plan for future research.
Sponsor a Scientific Conference yearly that is the only PWS specific
conference in the nation. This brings together top researchers and
physicians in the field of PWS to share knowledge and brainstorm needed
Work with our two medical/research boards daily to collaborate on
medical and research issues.
Sharing research and medical information on PWS at medical conferences,
on the web, and in the newsletter.
Announcing research projects and encouraging participation.
Writing letters of support for appropriate PWS research.