Grants & Funding

2017 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grant Awardees


Data Analysis Support Grant


Awardee: Melissa Mannion
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Title: Analysis of Outcomes after Medication Change

Large Grant


Awardee: Kiana Johnson
Institution: East Tennessee State University
Project Title: Healthcare Transition Readiness and Health Self-management among Youth with Juvenile Systemic Lupus

Awardee: Kathleen O'Neil
Institution: Indiana University
Project Title: The Relationship Between Changes in Adipokine Levels and Disease Activity in Pubertal Children with SLE

 Small Grant


Awardee: Fatima Barbar-Smiley
Institution: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Project Title: Immunogenicity of pneumococcal vaccination and impact on nasopharyngeal pneumococcus colonization in patients with childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus

Awardee: Heather Benham
Institution: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Project Title: Longitudinal Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Assessment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Awardee: Ingrid Goh
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children
Project Title: Patient and Caregiver Engagement in Research (PACER): Approaching for Research of Date of Rheumatic Diagnosis - a Pilot Project

Awardee: Joyce Hui-Yuen
Institution: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Project Title: Feasibility of Conducting Epigenetic Analysis in Pediatric Lupus B Cells

Awardee: Suzanne Li
Institution: Hackensack University Medical
Project Title: Tracking Disease Activity in Juvenile Localized Scleroderma with a Mobile App

Awardee: Melissa Oliver
Institution: Indiana University
Project Title: Clinical Disease Manifestations Associated with Anti-TNF non-response in Juvenile Spondyloarthropathy

Awardee: Victoria Werth
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Project Title: Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) in Pediatrics