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Rheumatology Research Foundation Announces more than 60 Awards for Education, Training and Research


ATLANTA — The Rheumatology Research Foundation is excited to announce the 2020 recipients of the innovative research, education and training awards. This fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) the Foundation is committing $10,766,750 to advance research projects that may lead to new treatment options and, hopefully, a cure for rheumatic diseases. The remainder of the funds will support efforts to recruit and train the next generation of professionals to treat rheumatology patients, which will reduce patient wait times and increase access to rheumatology care

“The Rheumatology Research Foundation is committed to improving care for the more than 54 million Americans affected by arthritis or other forms of rheumatic disease,” said Mary Wheatley, IOM, CAE, Executive Director of the Foundation. “I have seen firsthand how funding from the Foundation can be integral to conducting novel research that will lead to important breakthroughs.”  

While this year has been unpredictable to say the least, the work of the Foundation continues! Our mission is to advance research and training to improve the health of those affected by arthritis or other forms of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease. We are committed to expanding the workforce to increase patient access to professional rheumatology care and to funding innovative research that will lead to a future where patients may live longer, healthier lives.

 The latest award recipients applied for their grants last year. These applications were closely examined by experts in different areas of the field to ensure awards went to the most promising studies and programs. Congratulations to the Foundation’s latest award recipients. Their work is vital to creating a brighter future for the field of rheumatology and for all people impacted by rheumatic disease. We look forward to announcing the ACR Convergence awards later this fall. 


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