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Vol. 4

December 2021

Issue 12.1

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

Thank You: ANRF Donors contribute on GivingTuesday

On GivingTuesday, the biggest global giving day of the year, 58 ANRF supporters collectively donated more than $7,800, which will go directly to fund research grants for scientists working toward a cure for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. The nonprofit that began this annual philanthropic initiative, GivingTuesday, reports that people contributed $2.7 billion to U.S. nonprofits and community organizations in 24 hours on #GivingTuesday 2021— a 9% increase from 2020. 

"While we receive gifts through the year, it is exceptionally exciting that ANRF donors recognize the significance of giving to us on this day. We realize the breadth of wonderful nonprofits there are to support and value when investing in arthritis research is prioritized," said Emily Boyd Stormoen, ANRF CEO.

"It's an incredible day to be a part of the global nonprofit community and feel the synergies and support that we need to help the communities we serve." 



ANRF mission of providing research grants remains essential

There are now 58.5 million adults living and suffering through each day with this disease, that is one in every four adults. Projections indicate in 2040 there will be 78 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. In addition, there are 300,000 children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, and likely face managing it for life. There is only one way to stop this growth and find a cure—fund more research.

As the 2021-22 ANRF grant recipients are midway through the funding year and submitting reports, it is encouraging and inspiring  to see the progress being made and the dedication to their work toward finding slowing the growth of arthritis and finding a cure. Each year the ANRF awards $100,000 grants to early career scientists who demonstrate the potential of their research ideas. This year, 18 awards were granted and we are already approaching the deadline for the 2022-23 grants. To find out more about the 2021-22 recipients you can review the page link. To better understand the application process and if you are a scientist interested in applying, there is detailed information on the Grants Application pages.

2021-22 ANRF grant recipients caption: 1. Sarah Baxter, M.D. Ph.D. 2. Jonathan Brunger, Ph.D. 3. Roxane Darbousset, Ph.D. 4. Maria Gutierrez-Arcelus, Ph.D. 5. Lauren Henderson, M.D., MMSc  6. Michael Jurynec, Ph.D. 7. Pui Y Lee M.D., Ph.D. 8. Susan MacLauchlan, Ph.D. 9. Ruth Napier, Ph.D. 10. Renuka Nayak, M.D., Ph.D. 11. Michael Paley M.D., Ph.D. 12. Tam Quach, Ph.D. 13. Anil Kumar Singh, Ph.D. 14. Nisarg J. Shah, Ph.D. 15. Hu Zeng, Ph.D. 16. Chenghai Zhang, Ph.D. 17. Shouan Zhu, Ph.D. 18. Yu Ray Zuo, M.D.



Cinnamon Baked Apples: snack, dessert or breakfast

The old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” holds true. Research suggests including apple (of some form) in your diet on a daily basis lowers cholesterol and C-reactive protein (CRP), a key marker of inflammation in the blood. With additional health benefits and apple, oats, syrup and ginger as ingredients, this could be dessert a midday snack or even breakfast.



March 2022 research symposium planned

The value of meeting in person, discussing research and discovering opportunities for collaboration can easily be understated, especially as the world is now accustomed to meeting virtually. On March 19th, 2022, the ANRF is looking forward to bringing together scientists from academia and industry to present and discuss cutting-edge research and advancements toward a cure for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Current and past ANRF scholars, as well as scientisits from industry, will participate in formal presentations. Sessions will focus on a defined disease (RA, Lupus, PsA, OA, JA and Pediatric Rheumatology.) and include pairing of researchers who have worked together as mentors and mentees.


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