Answering TTP Foundation had committed almost $2 million to research grants through 2021 thanks to our grass-roots fundraising campaigns like International TTP Day. The 2019 research competition attracted research proposals from North America and Europe. Proposals were peer reviewed by other TTP researchers and physicians. The winner was selected based on scientific merit.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 research grant winner is Dr. M. Mazepa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, USA, for his grant entitled "Acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Neuropsychologic Complications". This investigation is in collaboration with other TTP treatment centers in the USA.
"The purpose of this study is to determine why some patients have problems with thinking and emotional well-being after a diagnosis of TTP. Over the course of 2 years, participants in this study will perform tests of thinking, such as memory and reaction time, and answer questions about emotional health and quality of life, along with giving blood samples. We hope to learn why some patients with TTP have trouble with these problems and how they change over time, with the ultimate goal to prevent and treat these problems." ---Dr. M. Mazepa
The Foundation understands the need for biomedical, clinical and population health research and accepts research proposals internationally every year on April 1. To find out more about our research grant program and for contact information please visit our for professionals page.