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$50,000 secures a NMRF Research Fellow for 1 year. The addition of a dedicated research fellow offers the team more brain power and bandwidth during these critical early years.

$25,000 underwrites the Vineyard Worker pilot program. The study provides access to leading edge treatments for 5 vineyard workers experiencing chronic, untreated pain.

$15,000 ensures clinical study patients receive MRI. For some, medical costs can be prohibitive. We need to ensure every participant has proper imaging for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

$10,000 supports ongoing Clinical and Laboratory Studies including: The therapeutic action of cell components; an ultra-minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery; and a new platelet lysate product.

$5,000 funds our PhD Cell + Molecular Biologist for one month. The innovations occurring in our lab are directly related to the caliber of our team. The early outcomes being delivered are promising.

$2,500 provides one month’s worth of critical NMRF Research Lab supplies. Special dyes, reagents, and fragile cell material are essential to establish protocols for, and improve quality of, cellular therapies.



657 discs from 278 patients exhibited good to excellent outcomes from intradiscal PRP.
48 kids experienced marked resolution of their Sever’s Disease in the first 2 weeks.
16 lectures + presentations for leading international medical symposiums and conferences.
14 publications, including 7 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book chapters.
6 current studies underway, 4 projects completed, and 3 case studies under consideration.
5 possible patent applications for intellectual property and product development.
1 hybrid ultrasound-guided injection technique proven more accurate than current practices.



Prior to the Sever’s Disease Study, my 11-year old son could barely walk and was in constant pain. The doctors had put one foot in a cast, the other in an ortho boot. In just 2 weeks with Dr. Bodor’s new regimen, he was cast-free and pain-free. – Stacy E.

The platelet rich plasma and stem cell treatments I have received have been so helpful to me in relieving bilateral knee pain and avoiding surgery for total knee replacement. I feel very blessed to be in your expert care! – Francesca P.

Regenerative medicine is the future and I’m living proof that these non-invasive therapies are worth pursuing. The research being conducted by Dr. Bodor and the NMRF has the potential to change modern medicine, eliminate certain risks and improve short and long term outcomes. – Oliver S.


NMRF Plasma Research to be Published in Scientific Journal Tracy Hoeg, MD, PhD, a former fellow with the Bodor Clinic and researcher with the Napa Medical Research Foundation makes an interesting plasma discovery that could help the medical and athletic communities...

2019 Accomplishments and 2020 Goals

2019 was an exciting year at the Napa Medical Research Foundation, filled with significant accomplishments, including medical breakthroughs, scientific discoveries, publishing, teaching and product development. We also launched our first community outreach, the...

What are Platelets?

Platelets are blood cells that when inactive look like tiny dinner plates. When an injury occurs, the platelets rush to the damaged area like first responders. They then change shape and grow arms which pull together and hold torn tissue. In essence, they function...


Robert Fowles retired from full-time employment in January 2020 to devote himself to his entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. He is the Chairman of the Napa Valley Vintners Grant Review Committee, which makes recommendations for the investments made each year...


New Year's Greeting from our Chairman Chairman Michael Jackson provides an overview of the exciting new changes happening at the Foundation as well as his heartfelt thanks to all who have helped with our many successes.THE BOARD WELCOMES ROBERT FOWLES We are pleased...


Special Thanks from the Foundation Napa Medical Research Foundation (NMRF) honored our generous supporters at the annual Donor Appreciation event hosted by Chef Michael Chiarello on November 21, 2019. Guests enjoyed the festive ambiance of Gruppo Chiarello’s Ottimo...


PUBLISHED BENEFITS TO ULTRASOUND-GUIDED INJECTIONS FOR ELBOW PAIN The NMRF team recently authored a chapter, “Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Elbow Pain” in the published book, “Ultrasound for Interventional Pain Management.” This chapter discusses methods of using...

Sever’s Disease Study – Let’s Keep Kids Moving!

“Before we discovered Dr. Bodor’s study, I was in a hard boot for about three weeks. I couldn’t do anything!” After focusing on her exercises, Megyn’s symptoms improved. “The exercises strengthened my feet and heels so I could get back to doing the things I love. It’s...

Dr. Harry K. Genant: IOF Medal of Achievement

The IOF Medal of AchievementThe International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Medal of Achievement award recognizes a distinguished researcher whose innovative work in the field of non-invasive and quantitative imaging of bone has advanced knowledge in the mechanisms of...

Improving ACL Treatment

ACL Technique Validation Study August 2019 Update by Drs. Tracy Høeg & Marko Bodor What was the purpose of the ACL Technique Validation Study? With the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) validation study, we were attempting to confirm that when we use ultrasound to...


 Reduce Pain. Increase Mobility & Function. Improve Quality of Life.

All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.

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