Our Mission

CARRA’s mission is to conduct collaborative research to prevent, treat, and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. We envision a world free of limitations from pediatric rheumatic diseases.

Our Story

In 2000, a small group of pediatric rheumatologists realized they had a shared vision: to create an investigator-led collaborative research network with an elected leadership. The founding members of CARRA recognized that meaningful research in rare pediatric rheumatic diseases must be done through collaboration among many pediatric rheumatologists and many centers, large and small. Emulating the models of other successful pediatric research networks, our members strive to change the culture of research so that all patients with a rheumatic disease will be able to participate and contribute to finding a cure.

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Our Organization

CARRA is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit. We are governed by a Board of Directors and have multiple committees to ensure operations run smoothly.

We have members all over the United States, and our business office is located in Milwaukee, WI. Our primary research location is Duke University.