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Vol. 4

November 2021

Issue 11.2

 

Research news, updates & more from the Arthritis National Research Foundation

Spotlight Series to conclude with focus on General Autoimmune Diseases in November 17th Webinar 

The Researcher Spotlight Series concludes Wednesday, November 17th with a panel discussion focused on general autoimmune diseases including Psoriatic Arthritis. In this fifth of five in the series, three ANRF researchers and a moderator, all members of ANRF’s Scientific Advisory Board, will participate. Each panelist will present current research, with time allocated for questions via the zoom chat from attendees. 

Panelists:

Iannis Adamopoulos, D.Phil.*; Director of Arthritis Program and Head of Osteoimmunology Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

PJ Utz, M.D.*; Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Stanford University

Hal Hoffman, M.D.*; Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Moderator & Speaker:

Craig M. Walsh, Ph.D.*; Director, Multiple Sclerosis Research Center; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Irvine

 

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

ANRF well represented at ACR's Annual Meeting 

For the second year in a row, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) held its annual meeting, Convergence, in the virtual environment. The 2021 meeting was held November 5th through 10th as ACR members hosted research presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions, meetings and attended sessions to learn of the latest research and advancements from their peers and colleagues. ANRF Scientific Advisory Board Members and/or researchers were well represented, participating in several sessions, leading Q&A's, giving lectures and leading community hubs. 

 

RECIPE

Pumpkin Breakfast Rounds

Pumpkin is certainly a festive decoration of the holiday season but more importantly, its health benefits are immeasurable. One significant benefit that pumpkin provides is the increased amount of vitamin A. One cup of cooked pumpkin provides 254% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A.

 

UP TO DATE

Arthritis Among Veterans

On November 11th the U.S. honors all who have served in the U.S. Military.  There are many ways that veterans lives are impacted both during their service and after they've served. One of the most critical impacts, especially long-term, is on health. Current statistics indicate that among all adults in the U.S. 1 in 4 are living with arthritis, compared to 1 in 3 veterans. Additional studies indicate arthritis is more common in older veterans and arthritis is often developed due to overuse and traumatic injuries during their service. To find out more about veteran health care and benefits, there is information on the Veterans Affairs website with links to additional resources. 

 
 

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