Rome Foundation Research Program

SOURCE : http://www.romecriteria.org/research/

The Rome Foundation has a 9-year history of sponsoring research. The goals of the research program have been three-fold: (1) to test the validity of the diagnostic criteria so that revisions to the criteria can be empirically based; (2) to increase knowledge of the prevalence and epidemiology of the FGIDs, especially in non-Western countries, in order to provide new insights into pathophysiology; and (3) to interest young investigators in research and clinical practice in the area of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and motility disorders.


2009 Ray Clouse Prize for the Best Research Article on Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

Extended – Nominations deadline: May 11, 2009

 

The Rome Foundation will present a $500 prize to the first author of the best research article published in the field of Functional GI or Motility Disorders since the last Digestive Disease Week. This prize will be presented at the Rome Foundation Reception on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Chicago (exact location TBD).

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Rome Foundation Fellowship in Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Extended – Deadline: May 11, 2009

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Applications should be submitted to:
Rome Foundation, Inc.
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
USA
Email: romefoundation@degnon.org
Phone: 703-556-9222

For more information or questions, please email romefoundation@degnon.org


Request for Applications for Rome Foundation Research Grant 2009

Deadline was January 1, 2009 and receipt of applications is now closed.

 

A new Request for Applications has been issued for the 2008 Rome Foundation Research Grant. The Rome Foundation funds investigator-initiated research grants to develop knowledge in the field of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The deadline for submissions was January 1, 2009, with an award of up to $50,000 for a one-year project starting in April 2009. Contingent on available funding, the Rome Foundation plans to offer these awards on a continuing basis each year.

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Please contact romefoundation@degnon.org with any questions.

Applications should be submitted to:
Rome Foundation, Inc.
c/o Degnon Associates, Inc.
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
USA
Email: romefoundation@degnon.org
Fax: 703-556-8729


Rome Foundation Competitive Research Award

The Rome Foundation established a Research Committee in January 2007, chaired by William Whitehead and Enrico Corazziari. This committee was charged with (1) developing guidelines for an annual research award program, (2) overseeing the process of soliciting applications and reviewing them, and (3) monitoring progress of grants awarded through semiannual reports from awardees. The guidelines (approved May 2007) specify that one or more awards of up to $50,000 will be given annually. Preference will be given to applications that (1) test the validity and/or utility of the Rome III diagnostic criteria, (2) assess the epidemiology of functional GI and motility disorders, or (3) advance knowledge of outcome assessment or trial design for FGID treatment trials. Applications will be reviewed by an independent review panel and Rome Foundation Board members are not eligible to apply.

The first award went to Dr. Varma, Assistant Professor of Colorectal Surgery at UCSF, for a project titled: “Comprehensive validation of the Rome III constipation module.”

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Cross-Cultural Research Awards on Rome II and Rome III in Latin America

The Rome Foundation has provided funding for cross-cultural epidemiologic and validation studies. These studies have involved translation and validation of the Rome II and Rome III questionnaires and will provide the first population-based data of a range of gastrointestinal diseases, with a focus on IBS and FGIDs. This will further advance research and teaching collaborations in many areas and will generate a broad portfolio of research which will benefit the region.

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Development and Validation of Rome III Questionnaire

A major change in Rome III was the development of a diagnostic questionnaire which asked subjects to report on the frequency of occurrence of symptoms on an ordinal scale rather than responding only whether the symptom occurred at least 25% of the time on a binary Yes/No scale. The Rome Foundation board commissioned a multi-site study to develop and validate this questionnaire ($58,978).

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Initial Series of Validation Study Awards

In 1998, the Rome Foundation Board decided to support research studies on the validation of the Rome I criteria in order to provide a stronger empirical foundation for the revision of the Rome criteria that was anticipated. A Request for Application was published in 1998 and five awards of approximately $30,000 each were made in January 1999.

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