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Research & Training

Groundbreaking research and improved training for rheumatology professionals leads to better patient outcomes.

We provide funding to help recruit medical and doctoral students into rheumatology, train rheumatologists in all stages of their career and support investigators conducting research that will lead us to more options for people with rheumatic disease.

Learn about the research that we are funding to improve the health of people with rheumatic diseases.

 

 

Joseph Holoshitz, MD

Dr. Holoshitz's research could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Elana Bernstein, MD, MSc

Dr. Bernstein is studying lung transplants for those with autoimmune diseases.

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David Markovitz, MD

Dr. Markovitz's study could one day be used to treat childhood arthritis.

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Alexis Ogdie, MD, MSCE

Dr. Ogdie's study could help optimize clinical trials for psoriatic arthritis.

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Alice Chan, MD, PhD

Dr. Chan is studying how genetics impact arthritis.

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Iris Navarro-Millán, MD

Dr. Navarro-Millán's electronic tool improves communication between patients and rheumatologists.

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Timothy Niewold, MD

Dr. Niewold's study could help patients find the right medication sooner.

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Uzma J. Haque, MBBS, MD

Dr. Haque is training tomorrow's rheumatologists.

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Arudathi Jayatilleke, MD

Dr. Jayatilleke is developing an innovative method for training future rheumatologists

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Lauren Henderson, MD, MSSC

Dr. Henderson is studying systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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Anna Broder, MD, MSC

Dr. Markovitz's study could reduce the mortality rate in lupus patients.

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Maria Suarez-Almazor, MD PhD

Dr. Suarez-Almazor created a private Facebook community for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Jessica Ann Walsh, MD

Dr. Walsh is studying Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) diagnosis and treatment.

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Gregg Silverman, MD

Dr. Silverman developed a tool to measure the underlying cause of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Veronique LefebVre, PhD

Dr. Lefebvre is using stem cells to better understand joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

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Dr. Gary Firestein

Gary S. Firestein, MD

Dr. Firestein is studying the LBH gene to better understand the genetic mechanisms behind joint damage and synovial inflammation.

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Lehn Weaver, MD, PhD

Dr. Weaver's study could guide future efforts to prevent juvenile arthritis.

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Jarred Younger, PhD

Dr. Younger's study investigates RA fatigue and depression.

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University of North Carolina Rheumatologist Dr. Teresa Tarrant.

Teresa Tarrant, MD

Dr. Tarrant is studying a new technology that could deliver rheumatoid arthritis medication straight to the affected joints.

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Dr. Deepak Rao of Brigham and Women's Hospital, who is studying peripheral helper T cells.

Deepak Rao, MD, PhD

Dr. Rao is studying a newly discovered T-cell. His work could lead to new treatments with fewer side effects.

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Recipients of Rheumatology Research Foundation Awards.

Award Recipients

See who is building a better understanding of rheumatic disease.

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Medical students and residents participate in a photo contest at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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A mother and a daughter whom have rheumatoid arthritis.

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