Memorial Research Grant
In Grateful Memory of John A. Barranger, M.D., Ph.D., Sanofi Genzyme Corporation has established the “John Barranger Memorial Research Grant” that will fund $75,000 of medical research on neuronopathic Gaucher disease. Sanofi Genzyme has entrusted this grant to the Children’s Gaucher Research Fund, giving us the honor of managing the call for research, the meticulous review of research proposals, the funding of research, and the follow-up to ensure research progress. Sanofi Genzyme has honored a man who dedicated his life to helping patients with Gaucher disease, and what better way than to support the funding of medical research.
A champion for those with lysosomal storage disorders Dr. Barranger was a man who devoted himself to research and to patient care; always an advocate for those who suffer from Lysosomal storage disorders. Dr. Barranger also served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Children’s Gaucher Research Fund. On May 25, 2014, the Gaucher community and the Lysosomal disease community at large lost a friend, an advocate, and a great mind.
“In 2016, Professor Ricardo A. Feldman of the University of Maryland was awarded the “John Barranger Memorial Research Grant”. We thank Sanofi Genzyme for their selfless gesture to honor a good man, and to give hope to families affected by Gaucher disease.