To follow Laura Schanberg as President of CARRA is a daunting task! Under Laura’s leadership, we successfully enrolled the CARRA Legacy Registry, formed a 501c3 organization replete with a Board of Directors, an External Advisory Council, and new by-laws. We have a new website and a partnership with the Arthritis Foundation. We funded and launched the new CARRA Registry, began the first CTP comparative effectiveness study, and are working with Novartis and Roche on post marketing surveillance. CARRA is a part of PARTNERS, a patient-powered research network and began incorporating patient engagement in research. The 2016 annual meeting was a tremendous success, had a record attendance, and the energy was palpable.read more
The 2017 CARRA Pediatric Residents Program is now accepting applications! CARRA will sponsor up to 10 pediatric residents to come to the CARRA meeting May 15-17 in Houston. Limit one resident per institution. Deadline for applications is February 15. Click here for more info including link to apply.read more
2017 Update on Juvenile Myositis Care and Research Invitation from Lisa Rider, MD Cure JM Medical Advisory Board, Chair Deputy Chief, EAG, NIEHS, NIH, Bethesda, MD and Ruy Carrasco, MD Cure JM Medical Conference, Medical Director Chief,...read more
CARRA offers its members several funding opportunities that leverage the CARRA network to further research, positively impact the pediatric rheumatology scientific community, and advance the CARRA mission. For more information on these opportunities, please visit the Grants & Funding page.
The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), Inc. announced today that the first two patients had enrolled in the Start Time Optimization in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (STOP-JIA) project. STOP-JIA aims to answer a critical question facing patients and doctors: “When is the best time to start biologic medications in polyarticular JIA?”read more
We are very excited to announce that CARRA had a record year for membership growth! We had 125 new members join in 2016, bringing our current membership total to...read more
You can now initiate a request for data through the Data Request Portal for the following datasets: CARRA Legacy Registry CARRA 2 Registry Other CARRA-related databases (CTP pilots, APPLE) Access the web-based submission portal for data requests via the CARRA...read more
Mental illness is certainly an important aspect of many of our patients’ struggles, and I hope I’ve made the case earlier that it’s something pediatric rheumatologists should be paying attention to… There is a lot of good literature to show that patients with chronic...read more