Prior Awards

The Tenth Award (2018)

PHI awarded its tenth grant to Frans Nollet, MD, PhD and Eric L. Voorn, PhD, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands for a study entitled, "B-FIT! A guideline to individualized exercise in post-polio syndrome." The two-year grant is for a total of $100,000.

The Ninth Award (2016)

PHI awarded Louise Rose, RN, MN, PhD, Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Mika Nonoyama, RRT, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology a two-year grant award of $50,000 each year.

The Eighth Award (2014)

The Seventh Award (2013)

PHI awarded $25,000 to a research group from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas.

The Sixth Award (2011)

PHI awarded $25,000 each to two research groups. One was from the University of Michigan and the other was from Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

The Fifth Award (2009)

PHI awarded $25,000 to team from University of Insubria, Varese, Italy, led by Antonio Toniolo, MD, PhD, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Virology. The study, Persisting Noninfectious Fragments of Poliovirus in PPS Patients: Virus Detection and Susceptibility to Antiviral Drugs, will complete the sequencing of the genome of persistent fragments of poliovirus strains and compare them to wild-type polioviruses.

The Fourth Award (2007)

PHI Grant Awarded to team at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for Pilot Study to Identify PPS Biomarker. The researchers propose to determine whether there is a unique signature, or disease biomarker, in the immune system of individuals with post-polio syndrome (PPS) that would enable a more definitive diagnosis of PPS.

The Third Award (2005)

The final report, Timing of Noninvasive Ventilation for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, was completed October 2006 by the team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with ALS to determine survival time with early use of noninvasive ventilation.

  • PRESS RELEASE, December 2004:
    PHI Grant Awarded to Johns Hopkins Team to Study Early Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and to relate their findings to other neuromuscular diseases including polio and its late effects.
    The Second Award (2003)

    The final report, Women with Polio: Menopause, Late Effects, Life Satisfaction and Emotional Distress, was completed May 14, 2004 by the team of researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who conducted a nationwide study of the effects of aging on the lives of polio survivors comparing the problems of men and women.

      The First Award (2001)

      The final report, Ventilator Users' Perspectives on the Important Elements of Health-Related Quality of Life, presents the perceptions of the health-related quality of life of 26 individuals living in the community (Toronto and Edmonton, Canada) with long-term use of home mechanical ventilation due to neuromuscular disability or traumatic injury.

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