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Vol. 5

MAY 2022

Issue 5.1

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


There are more than 58.5 million adults living with arthritis everyday in the U.S. and that number continues to grow — making the research ANRF funds more important than ever.

Throughout the month of May, we will be sharing updates and stories of those impacting progress toward a cure for arthritis and related autoimmune disease research. We hope you will join in supporting continuing research and the scientists doing this work. Your donation throughout May will be put to immediate use in funding grants as we prepare to announce our next cohort of researchers in June.


RINVOQ® approved by U.S. FDA as an Oral Treatment for Adults with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis

AbbVie recently announced the FDA approved RINVOQ® for the treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers.

2021-22 Grant Recipient Recent Research 

This year's 18 grant recipients currently researching, practicing and/or teaching at 12 different universities and institutions in 11 different states. are producing impressive levels of submitted, accepted and published research at top, peer-reviewed journals, which is a key indicator of progress and success. Review their current list of publications, including abstracts and complete articles. 


Researcher Spotlight Series Webinars

Watch one, two or all of the five-part webinar series, with each session spotlighting a specific type of arthritis or related autoimmune disease and featuring panelists, either currently or previously ANRF funded, presenting the latest in breakthroughs, diagnostic tools, procedures and research & development. Featured scientists/panelists discuss: general autoimmune diseases, Ankylosing Spondylitis, RA, Lupus and Osteoarthritis.


For those living with arthritis, one of the beneficial and proactive approaches to managing the day-to-day effects of the disease is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet, altering traditional recipes to include relevant ingredients and creating entirely new ones when possible and available. Offering recipes is a simple way to provide a useful, weekly resource. Check out current recipes and bookmark the link for reference as more are added.


Providing initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.

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