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PhRMA Foundation Awards 3 Papers Exploring Challenges in Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) will publish the papers in special issue on Inflation Reduction Act implementation challenges.

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Research Areas

The PhRMA Foundation funds researchers working on the frontiers of variety of disciplines that impact patient health.


Read the latest news from the PhRMA Foundation blog.

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February 12, 2024

Q&A with Vladimir Molchanov: Engineering Stem Cells for Targeted Osteoarthritis Therapy

Vladimir Molchanov is a graduate student at the Van Andel Institute and recipient of a 2023 PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery.
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February 5, 2024

Q&A with Dr. Liangliang Hao: Creating a Noninvasive Test for Monitoring Cancer Treatment Response

Dr. Liangliang Hao aims to address inequities in cancer treatment by developing a rapid point-of-care test that will predict the efficacy of certain cancer therapies.
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January 29, 2024

Q&A with Ruiqi Jin: Understanding the Impact of Financial Toxicity on Cancer Patients

Ruiqi Jin, a 2023 PhRMA Foundation predoctoral awardee, is studying how the financial burden associated with cancer affects patients and what could be changed to help.
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Awardee Spotlight

Ding Quan (Quinton) Ng

  • University of California, Irvine

“I am very honored to receive the prestigious PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. It has provided the confidence to pursue independent research in improving cancer-related health outcomes, specifically in cancer survivorship and supportive care.”

Grants & Fellowships

The PhRMA Foundation catalyzes the careers of promising researchers through competitive, peer-reviewed grants and fellowships.

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Predoctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships provide up to two years in stipend support for full-time graduate students who are engaged in thesis research and have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

PhRMA Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to two years of stipend support to promising postdoctoral trainees who seek to further develop and refine their research skills.

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Faculty Starter Grants

PhRMA Foundation Faculty Starter Grants provide support to promising young scientists beginning independent research careers at the faculty level.

Special Awards

The PhRMA Foundation periodically offers special funding opportunities to address specific research questions or topics of interest.


The PhRMA Foundation owes its success to the pharmaceutical companies that have provided generous support over the past 60 years.