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Vol. 2 / Issue 3


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

March 2019
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Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPAWe walk the walk!

On March 8, we participated in International Women’s Day and reflected on the associated theme given by the United Nations this year: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change‘.

At ANRF, we need not look far to see the effect of women leadership across all functions. Our Scientific Advisory Board boasts international women leaders whose...

Sponsoring Outstanding Women Scientists at the Gordon Conference

An ANRF travel grant provided three young female researchers the opportunity to attend and speak at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference, GRC (March 17-20, 2019). This ANRF support came in the form of...

Identifying Novel Targets in Osteoarthritis

The most significant symptom associated with osteoarthritis is pain, the source of this pain and the mechanisms driving it remain under- researched. Dr Miller felt that she could contribute to the fight against...

A Hidden Genetic Risk Factor for Lupus, RA & Sjögren's

ANRF Alumni, Dr. Betty Tsao, Dr. Jian Zhao and their colleagues identified a genetic risk factor for autoimmune disease found in an under-explored genomic region. Nature Genetics published findings by a team of...

An Inside Look into Life with Juvenile Arthritis

ANRF Board Member, Kelly Rouba-Boyd, was first diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) at the early age of two. At the time of her diagnosis, 1982, options for treatment were extremely limited. As a result...

Immunity and Inflammation in RA

ANRF Scholar, Dr. Anna Helena Jonsson, began researching CD8 T cells and their possible link to RA two years ago. The CD8 T cells that Dr. Jonsson were found to be on their way toward inflamed joints in patients with RA.

Dr. Kahlenberg Receives Prestigious ACR Young Investigator Prize

The Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize memorializes Dr. Stevens's outstanding contributions to lupus research. It is given annually to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of an investigator in the early...

Featuring the Strong Women of the ANRF Community

While we couldn't possibly fit all of you in one collage, every one of you continue to inspire us daily with your strength, determination and resiliency.


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