NRS keen to expand rosacea research role

Written by on November 10, 2005 in research foundation with 0 Comments

In a recent letter to the Rosacea Research Foundation, Mr. Sam Huff, the Director of the National Rosacea Society has thanked the RRF supporters for their donations. Many will know that the funds donated to the Rosacea Research Foundation have been used to directly fund a study into how lasers and IPL affect rosacea.

As well as thanking RRF supporters for their donations, the letter also outlines some interesting facts about the NRS.

  • The NRS first started funding their own research into rosacea in 1999.
  • From 1999 to 2004, 27 studies have been funded (The 2005 Grants are yet to be announced).
  • Since 1999, all donations made from individuals, either through their web page, or via the post, have gone into the pool to fund studies, even if they weren’t designated as for research only. The NRS has updated their web site donation page to reflect this fact.
  • Corporate donations have been used in the main to fund the education and public awareness programs of the NRS.
  • The NRS estimates that they directly service 750,000 people with rosacea each year.
  • Contract administration services are provided at a fair and reasonable charge to the NRS by Glendale Communications.
  • When any member of the NRS Medical Advisory Board has a conflict of interest with a proposed grant, they remove themselves from the decision making process.
  • The NRS’s administration expediture is low, around 12-16%.
  • Both the number and quality of grant requests has increased in recent years.
  • More donations will be needed to fund the expected growth of the research program.

These messages are all good news for rosacea sufferers. Please do support the National Rosacea Society with your donations. The best hope for a solid future for rosacea sufferers rests with the NRSs’s expertise and resources.

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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