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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/18/2013: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORD

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AKA  IFFGD
Milwaukee, WI
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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 07/18/2013: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORD

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Also Known As: IFFGD
Physical Address: Milwaukee, WI 53204 1549
EIN: 39-1710898
Web URL: www.iffgd.org 
NTEE Category: G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G40 Diseases of Specific Organs
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G70 Digestive Diseases, Disorders
H Medical Research
H90 Medical Specialty Research
Ruling Year: 1995 


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal or digestive disorders.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,190,287
Total Expenses $1,142,632

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Leadership

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Ms. Nancy Norton

Term:

Since Nov 1991

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Programs

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Budget:
$150,000
Category:
Medical Research
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Seek applications from investigators with a preference given to clinical research that is patient oriented, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.

Program Long-Term Success:

Long-term success will be measured by outcomes that result in high-quality research leading to improvements in the understanding of gastrointestinal disorders and the care of patients.

Program Short-Term Success:

In the short term we hope to encourage receipt of applications from a wide variety of investigators interested in pursuing novel research ideas.

Program Success Monitored by:

Applications will be reviewed by independent selection committee members. Outcomes will be measured by peer review and application to clinical practices.

Program Success Examples:

Three grants have been awarded which will contribute to prevention and improved care of patients. These studies are helping identify specific risk factors and who is at risk for functional GI disorders, which will aid in care and treatment.
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Among our accomplishments in the past year, IFFGD has... Awarded 8 research awards Called for applications for 3 research grants Sponsored, with the Univ of Wisconsin School of Medicine, the 10th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Created a new website: www.aboutGastroparesis.org In the coming year we plan to... Continue to raise funds for research and support scientific inquiry Award research grants Broaden our public outreach efforts
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