Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Learn about current research aiming to improve the lives of these patients living with rheumatic disease with funding from the Rheumatology Research Foundation.

 

 

 

Joseph Holoshitz, MD
University of Michigan


Dr. Holoshitz's laboratory has made significant advances in understanding a genetic risk factor of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) called the shared epitope. Today, he is building on that initial research to study new chemical compounds that could potentially inhibit the shared epitope's effect on rheumatoid arthritis patients. This knowledge could lead to new treatments for patients like Laura, with clinical trials possibly starting as early as 2020.  
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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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Timothy Niewold, MD

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

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Three rheumatologists from the labs at Emory University

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