CARRA Announcements

CARRA Registry Internship

Applications due March 24, 2017 Established through funds at the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Inc., the CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year. The CARRA Registry supports data collection on patients with...

CARRA 2017 Elections

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Call for Nominations. This year, there are several open positions that provide an excellent opportunity to be more involved with CARRA while cultivating the benefits of being part of our thriving organization and helping shape the future of the organization.

The Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship Program

Important Opportunity for Early Investigators and Fellows: The Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship Program

CARRA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in the Utrecht summer school program course entitled “Why Translational Medicine Fails – And What to do About it.” Fellows with established translational research interests will also be considered for this opportunity. The course will take place July 3 – July 7, 2017 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Deadline to apply is March 8. For more information, click here.

2017 CARRA Pediatric Residents Program

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.

Cure JM Announcement: Free CME Activity

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,...

Publications Policy Reminders

If you are submitting/presenting an abstract, manuscript, poster, or presentation based on CARRA data, please remember to submit to the Publications Committee for review prior to your submission or presentation. Any manuscript, publication, proceeding, abstract, or...

New JIA Study

Study To Identify Factors Most Important To Patients With JIA, And Their Parents/Guardians In Deciding When To Stop Medications We are conducting a study to identify the factors most important to patients with JIA (ages 13 and older, any category) and their...

CARRA Election: Small Centers Vice Chair

  The new Vice Chair is Theresa Wampler Muskardin, a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, with special interests in JIA, spondyloarthropathy, psoriatic arthritis, and innate immunity. Congratulations, Theresa! Thanks to all who...

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Did you know that one out of every five people with lupus is diagnosed as a child or teen? When lupus starts in childhood, the disease tends to be more severe and to affect more organs (especially the kidneys and brain) compared to adults with lupus. Thus, children...