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.

 

David Markovitz, MD
University of Michigan


Dr. Markovitz is studying the role of the DEK protein in inflammation to explore possible new treatments for inflammatory arthritis, specifically juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Past research has discovered a new approach to targeting DEK as a means for reducing some forms of inflammation. Dr. Markovitz's study seeks to better understand the molecular mechanisms involved with this process, so that they may be used to one day treat children like Lilly.

Timothy Niewold, MD

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

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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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Elana Bernstein, MD, MSc

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

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Three rheumatologists from the labs at Emory University

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