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.

 

Jessica Ann Walsh, MD
University of Utah

 Jessica Ann Walsh, MD is studying Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) diagnosis and treatment at the University of Utah. AxSpA is a spectrum of under-recognized inflammatory diseases characterized by chronic back pain; these diseases impair quality of life and may impact mortality. Currently, methods to identify AxSpA are limited, which hinders treatment. The goals of Dr. Walsh’s research are to develop ways for doctors to more easily identify AxSpA and improve the lives of people like Jane.

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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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