TAMS Research Fund
Since its inception in 2012, TAMS has championed national and international research into mast cell diseases (read below to find out how). But we want to do more. The TAMS Research Advisory Committee is working to develop a research grants program, to fund specific post-grad studies into mast cell disorders.
We need your help to reach our target of $30,000. We have already raised $8,338, so we are calling on you to help us raise another $21,662.
All donations received via the TAMS Donation page between now and 31 December 2022 will be allocated to the TAMS Research Fund.
All donations are tax-deductible.
How is TAMS helping medical research for patients with mastocytosis, MCAS and HαT?
- TAMS established the TAMS Research Fund soon after its inception (with over $7k raised to date with a goal of $30,000 to develop a research grants program, to fund specific post-grad studies into mast cell disorders)
- Established the TAMS Research Advisory Committee to develop research into mast cell diseases in Australia
- Liaising with researchers and pharmaceutical companies to assist in the running of local clinical trials
- Conducting an ethics-committee-approved research survey ‘Mastocytosis in Australia’ led by Dr Jason Fok which is being submitted for publication
- Contributing as co-authors to peer-reviewed research papers in medical journals, and co-authoring books
- TAMS members participating in a Griffith University Research Project, providing blood donations to help gain a better understanding of the role mast cells play in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Mastocytosis.
- TAMS members participating in a research project for rheumatoid arthritis, comparing viable and similar markers between rheumatoid arthritis and mast cell degranulation.
- TAMS and its members participating in numerous linguistic reviews for future clinical trials
Individual members participating in clinical trials
- Prior to co-founding TAMS, Chair David Mayne was Chair of the TMS Research Committee in the US.