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Vol. 2 / Issue 1

[Arthritis, Rheumatology, and Autoimmune Diseases]
An Online Publication of the Arthritis National Research Foundation

January 2019
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Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPAA Spotlight on Juvenile Arthritis

Dear ANRF Partner,

Public awareness of juvenile arthritis remains limited. Ordinary people are often surprised to learn that arthritis affects children and toddlers, not just adults, athletes or the elderly. In this issue, we shed light on this serious and woefully misunderstood aspect of arthritis through data, testimonials and inspiring stories.

In the United States alone, more than 300,000 children suffer from childhood arthritis, the majority of whom are diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)...

A Physician-Scientist Quest To Block Inflammation In Juvenile Arthritis

“I treat a lot of children whose arthritis is difficult to control,” says Dr. Michael Waterfield. In this article we look deeper into how he is looking to block inflammatory cells to treat JA.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis - A Diagnosis Not a Definition

Chelsie Calvert was diagnosed with JRA in 1992 at a mere 14 months old. She has not allowed the diagnosis of JRA to define her.

Esteemed Rheumatologist Donates Scientific Art Collection to ANRF

For his retirement, Dr. Gilbert Ross donated to ANRF a priceless collection of ACR commemorative Scientific Lithographs he amassed over a lifetime.

Sharing the Foundation Giving Guide

The ANRF Giving Guide delineates the main categories of support needed to sustain our work in Arthritis, Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases and provides a succinct rationale.

Passion and Conviction: Driving the Pace of Research

ANRF treasurer, Dr. Schalon Newton, believes that early research is vital to finding a cure for arthritis. His personal and professional connection to the organization fuels his passion about the unique mission of ANRF.


Thank You for Making 2018 a Great Success!
Happy New Year!


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