Grants & Funding

2018 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grant Awardees


Data Analysis Support Grant


Awardee: Daniel Horton
Institution: Rutgers University
Project Title: Stopping Medicines for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Perspectives of Patients and Families

Awardee: Susan Kim
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: The Association of Short-term UV Radiation Exposure and Disease Severity in Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Awardee: Andrea Knight
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children
Project Title: The Impact of Mental Health Disorders on Medication Adherence & Health Care Utilization in Youth with Lupus

Fellow Grant


Awardee: Albert Chow
Institution: Seattle Children's Hospital
Project Title: Oral Health and Microbial Dysbiosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Awardee: Meiqian Ma
Institution: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Project Title: Validation and Usefulness of the 2012 SLICC Lupus Classification Criteria for Pediatric Lupus

Awardee: Evan Mulvihill
Institution: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Project Title: Analysis of C4B Gene Copy Number as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Awardee: Jessica Neely
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: Longitudinal Immune Profiling for Biomarker Discovery in Patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Awardee: Anna Patrick
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Project Title: Effector T Cells: An Assessment of Activity in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Awardee: Natalie Rosenwasser
Institution: Hospital for Special Surgery
Project Title: Development of Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis

Awardee: Cory Stingl
Institution: Duke University
Project Title: Precision Decision in the Treatment of Juvenile Dermatomyositis

Large Grant


Awardee: Lauren Henderson
Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital
Project Title: Using Biomarkers to Predict Response to Abatacept in Oligo JIA

Awardee: Wen-Yuan (Elena) Hsieh,MD
Institution: University of Colorado Denver
Project Title: Exosomes and Immune Modulation in Pediatric SLE

Awardees: James Jarvis, MD & Sampath Prahalad, MD
Institution: University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine/Emory University
Project Title: Clinical and Functional Significance of JIA-Specific Risk Alleles

Awardees: Tamar Rubinstein, MD
Institution:  Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Project Title:  Adverse Childhood Experiences in Youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Awardees: Rebecca Trachtman, MD
Institution:  Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Project Title:  Procalcitonin and Calprotectin for Differentiation of Infection and Disease Flare in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Small Grant


Awardee: Sheila Angeles-Han
Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project Title: Measuring Vision-related Function and Quality of Life in Children with Uveitis

Awardee: Erica Lawson
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: The Impact of Pediatric-to-Adult Care Transition on Health Care Utilization and Medication among Youth

Awardee: Kimberly Lewis
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Project Title: A Pilot of Metabolomics in Symptom Science: The Intersection between Pain, Fatigue, and Cardiovascular Risk in Teens with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Awardee: Dawn Wahezi, MD
Institution: Children's Hospital of Montefiore
Project Title:  "A Prospective Observational Study Comparing the Non-inferiority of Mycophenolate Mofetil to Methotrexate for the Treatment of Juvenile Localized Scleroderma"