Rome Foundation Research Program
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.
Rome Foundation 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. Applications will be reviewed by an independent review panel and Rome Foundation Board members are not eligible to apply.more information
This year the Rome Foundation will offer two grant awards, each in the amount of USD$50,000.
Applications may address any aspect of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders from basic or translational science to diagnosis, treatment, health care delivery, epidemiology, or validation of the Rome diagnostic criteria. Applications for basic and translational research should describe the relevance of the research to the diagnosis and management of functional GI and motility disorders. Proposals will be evaluated based on novelty and scientific merit.For more information and to apply, click here.
Ray Clouse Award for Research Publication
in Functional GI & Motility Disorders
The Rome Foundation established the Best Published Research Article in Functional GI and Motility Disorders Award in memory of Ray E. Clouse, MD, a gastroenterologist and scholar at Washington University School of Medicine and a devoted member of the Rome Foundation.more information
Rome Foundation Fellowship in Functional GI and Motility
2010 Rome Foundation Fellows
Aldona Dlugosz, MD
Carlos Hernandez, MD
Emily Tucker, MD, BMedSCi, BMBS, MRCP
2009 Rome Foundation Fellows
Aldona Dlugosz, MD
Punit Jhaveri, MD
Emidio Scarpellini, MD
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.more information
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).more information
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.more information
For more information on the Rome Foundation Research Program, including Rome Foundation Research Grants, Rome Foundation Career Development Award, and the Ray Clouse Published Research Award, please contact:Rome Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 6524
Raleigh, NC 27628