Recent Articles


TDP Receives $95,000 Grant from the Juliet Viola Kniffen Foundation!

[Clearwater, FL, May 21, 2024] – The Dysautonomia Project (TDP) is proud to announce its partnership with the Juliet Viola Kniffen (JVK) Foundation, marked by a significant three-year grant of $95,000. This generous funding will support The Residents Course: Advancing Autonomic Medicine, an intensive three-day mini fellowship educating medical residents in the practice of autonomic medicine.

Taught by leading autonomic specialists, The Residents Course is designed for second-year medical residents or higher across six specialties including internal medicine, family practice, neurology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and pediatrics. The Residents Course equips participants with vital skills and knowledge crucial for diagnosing and treating dysautonomias.

Sharon Yoh, President of the JVK Foundation, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled about this partnership and the opportunity to support the important work of TDP and The Residents Course. We know these efforts will positively impact those living with dysautonomia by increasing the number of doctors trained to identify and treat this often-misdiagnosed condition.”

The grant from the JVK Foundation will enable TDP to expand the reach of The Residents Course, providing resources for curriculum development, faculty support and more. By investing in medical education, both organizations aim to address the critical need for more doctors trained in identifying, diagnosing, and treating autonomic disorders.

Alexandra Key, Executive Director of The Dysautonomia Project, shared her excitement about the partnership, saying, “TDP is thrilled to welcome the partnership of the JVK Foundation in presenting The Residents Course. Their mission to address inequities in healthcare aligns perfectly with our Course’s work. Together, we are bridging the gap between medical expertise and those in need of vital education.”

Through collaboration and dedication to advancing medical education, TDP and the JVK Foundation are improving the accessibility of diagnosis and treatment for dysautonomia patients worldwide, elevating their quality of life.

For more information about The Dysautonomia Project and The Residents Course: Advancing Autonomic Medicine, please visit

About The Dysautonomia Project: The Dysautonomia Project is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate healthcare providers, patients, and communities about dysautonomia.

About the Juliet Viola Kniffen Foundation: The Juliet Viola Kniffen Foundation’s mission is to support the work of dedicated researchers and organizations seeking to address gender inequities in healthcare and improve health outcomes for women affected by chronic conditions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to our new website.

Some links and features may not work immediately. All links and features will be actively working in the next 24-72 hours. Thank you for your patience.

Get a Book

The Dysautonomia Project book has reached around the world as a much-needed tool for providers, patients or caregivers looking to arm themselves with the power of knowledge. 

"I highly recommend this book to not only patients but physicians as well!"

"This book has helped my doctors feel empowered to treat me and recognize other patients who are similarly affected. It helped educate my own family too."

"If you are like me and have been pushing in hard for many years or maybe not so many years...for a diagnosis and just want more information on Dysautonomia conditions then this is the book for you!"

"Truly amazing book, an insight into Dysautonomia, informative and educational for both the patient, family and clinicians."

"Excellent book, on many levels, it helped with understanding links with gastroparesis and hypermobility amongst many other things."

"Very informative. The side of the page which is meant for medical professionals is still very readable for patients and provides all the useful info. Great if you've just been diagnosed or to take along to show your doctor."

"Great book with clear format for both patient and doctor. Lots of information, easy to understand."