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Rheumatology Research Foundation Announces 2024 Recipients of Prestigous Awards and $12 Million Investment in Future of Rheumatology


ATLANT, GA. – (July, 2024) – The Rheumatology Research Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2024 recipients of the innovative research, career development, education and training, and recruitment awards. Funding for this class of award recipients will accelerate ground-breaking scientific discoveries in rheumatic disease research as well as address the workforce shortage to ensure patients across the nation have the access to care to live longer, healthier lives. 

In the coming fiscal year (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025), the Foundation is committing nearly $12 million to fund the brightest minds in the field of rheumatology and support the growing demand for patient care. This marks a significant investment in the future of rheumatology. Approximately one-quarter of these funds will focus on recruiting and training the next generation of rheumatology professionals. The remaining funds are dedicated to supporting scientists conducting innovative research, paving the way for more treatment options and, ultimately, a cure. 

“The future of rheumatology is incredibly promising, thanks to the steadfast dedication and support of our donors,” said Executive Director, Rachel Myslinski, MBA. “We are deeply grateful and confident that the research funded by the Foundation will significantly enhance our understanding of the cause, progression and treatment of rheumatic diseases.” 

The Foundation’s mission is to advance research and training to improve the health of patients living with rheumatic disease. To date, the Foundation has committed over $232 million to rheumatology through more than 4,690 individual research and training awards. 

Read more about the 2024 Award Recipients here.


About the Rheumatology Research Foundation
The Rheumatology Research Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the U.S.  Established in 1985, the Foundation is focused on advancing patient care and accelerating discoveries in rheumatic diseases. More information about the Foundation can be found at



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