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Announcements

Register Now for CARRA Activities at ACR!

By: CARRA | September 27, 2018 |

Registration due by October 12.

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Applications for CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small and Large Grants due October 1

By: CARRA | September 17, 2018 |

The October 1, 2018 deadline for the CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small and Large Grant funding opportunities is quickly approaching! Click on the "Submit a Small Grant" or "Submit a Large Grant" buttons below to submit your application.

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Save the Date! CARRA Meeting at ACR - Oct. 22

By: CARRA | August 24, 2018 |

Join CARRA during the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago on Monday evening, October 22 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. We will hold a membership meeting at 6:30 PM, followed by a reception which will be co-hosted with the Arthritis Foundation. Registration will be open to all ACR attendees.

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Apply Now! CARRA/Arthritis Foundation Large Grants

By: CARRA | August 2, 2018 |

Applications are now being accepted for CARRA/Arthritis Foundation Large Grants.

Letters of Intent (LOI) Due: September 1
Complete Applications Due: October 1

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CARRA Registry Associate RFA

By: | July 20, 2018 |

CARRA is now accepting applications for a CARRA Registry Associate position. The position will support 15% effort for 21 months using funds received via our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation.

Applications Due: August 15

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Spring 2018 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grants Announced

By: | May 22, 2018 |

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2018 CARRA Elections: Round 2 Winners

By: CARRA | May 3, 2018 |

Congratulations to the Round 2 Election Winners!

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AM18 Meeting Evaluation - Now Available

By: CARRA | April 18, 2018 |

Meeting Evaluations are due by April 27.

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SLE Vice Chair Runoff Election - Be Sure to Vote!

By: CARRA | April 17, 2018 |

Voting is now open for the SLE Vice Chair runoff election. A runoff occurs when during the previous round of elections, a position with more than two candidates does not result in one candidate receiving greater than 50% of the votes. The top two vote recipients then participate in a runoff to determine the winner.

Only voting members (pediatric rheumatologist, sponsored voting, and emeritus members) are eligible to participate. Ballots were sent to the email address on file on 4/17/18.

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AM18 Reimbursement Request Form

By: CARRA | April 16, 2018 |

Parents/patients, speakers and the following CARRA Member types may be eligible for travel reimbursement to help cover the costs associated with attending the meeting: Pediatric Rheumatologist, Sponsored Voting Members, Associate Physician Members, Emeritus Members, Associate Health Care Members, Research Coordinators and Fellow Members. Full details are available in the Travel Reimbursement Policy.

In order to submit your request, you must meet the following criteria:

Current on membership dues (or be a qualifying non-member attendee)
Complete the electronic meeting evaluation by April 27.
Submit your reimbursement request by May 4.

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2018 PReS Travel Award-RFA

By: | March 29, 2018 |

Applications due April 20, 2018

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2018 CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting Registration is Open

By: CARRA | March 8, 2018 |

Registration Deadline: March 19

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Utrecht Summer School CARRA Sponsorship Program 2018-RFA

By: CARRA | March 2, 2018 |

Deadline: March 26, 2018

CARRA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for up to 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in this year’s Utrecht summer school program course entitled “Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right.”

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2018 CARRA Elections: Round 1 Winners Announced

By: CARRA | February 27, 2018 |

Congratulations to the Round 1 Election Winners!

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CARRA Registry Intern - RFA 2018

By: | February 1, 2018 |

CARRA is now accepting applications for up to two CARRA Registry Intern positions. The CARRA Registry Internship will require 25% effort for one year.

Applications due March 14, 2018

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JDM/JPM Enrollment Criteria Expanded!

By: CARRA | February 1, 2018 |

CARRA has modified the existing criteria to allow a longer period of prior treatment (up to 12 weeks) for enrolling patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM) into the CARRA Registry.

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2018 CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting Schedule Posted

By: CARRA | January 29, 2018 |

The 2018 CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting schedule is now available on the Annual Meeting website.

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VERITY/Brigham Course Opening for CARRA Fellows and Early Investigators: Call for Applications

By: CARRA | January 25, 2018 |

Application Deadline: January 27

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RFA for Lead Authorship of CARRA Registry Manuscripts

By: CARRA | December 15, 2017 |

Application Deadline: January 12

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CARRA 2018 Pediatric Residents Program

By: CARRA | December 15, 2017 |

Application Deadline: January 26

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CARRA-AF Registry Research Coordinator Pilot Support Program

By: CARRA | December 1, 2017 |

Request for Applications
Project Funding Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Application Deadline: January 18, 2018

CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation are committed to supporting our CARRA Registry sites and believe firmly in the importance of a dedicated research coordinator to support enrollment and ongoing maintenance of the CARRA Registry and sub studies. As such, we are pleased to announce a pilot program that will provide funding to a limited number of current CARRA Registry sites for salary support for a CARRA Registry research coordinator.Contact Kelly Mieszkalski ([email protected] or 919-668-7531) with questions.

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Register Now for the CARRA Meeting and CARRA-AF Reception at ACR

By: CARRA | October 11, 2017 |

CARRA Meeting

CARRA invites you to attend our annual meeting during the ACR conference! We will hold a one hour meeting at the Hard Rock Hotel to provide attendees with brief updates from CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation, followed by an interactive panel presentation and discussion with our current CARRA interns.

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CARRA Names Grant Scientific Review Committee (SRC) Chair

By: CARRA | September 15, 2017 |

We received an enthusiastic response to our call for SRC member applications and are excited to announce that Terry L. Moore, MD, FACP, FAAP, MACR, has been selected as the inaugural chair for CARRA’s SRC. Dr. Terry Moore has been a faculty member at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and has served as a Director of the Division of Adult Rheumatology and Pediatric Rheumatology since 1983.

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Call For Nominations: CARRA Ethics Committee

By: CARRA | August 18, 2017 |

Nominations are due: September 1
Applications are due: September 22

The CARRA Elections Committee is seeking nominations for the Ethics Committee (5 open positions). You may nominate yourself or someone else by September 1.

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CARRA Large (up to $50K) and Small (up to $25K) Grant Applications Due 10-2-17

By: CARRA | August 18, 2017 |

CARRA is pleased to announce CARRA Large (up to $50k) and Small (up to $25k) Grant Applications Due 10/2/17

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Call For Nominations: CARRA Grant Scientific Review Committee

By: CARRA | August 17, 2017 |

Nominations are due Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Applications are due Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CARRA is seeking reviewers to serve on CARRA’s Grant Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Committee members will be responsible for reviewing CARRA’s internal Small, Large and Fellow Small grants. The term of appointment is 3 years, renewable. Senior and novice reviewers are encouraged to apply (fellows are not eligible). We are also seeking one individual to serve as committee chair.

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CTP Webinars

By: Brian Mondragón Jones | April 17, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

Brian Feldman and Emily von Scheven will host two webinars to provide education to CARRA members on consensus methodology and best practice for CTP development and to answer any questions you may have about the guidance document (Download PDF): CTP Webinar 1 Date:

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PReS Travel Award

By: Brian Mondragón Jones | March 24, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

Applications due April 28, 2017 CARRA is funding up to 3 travel grants for Early Investigator to attend the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) annual meeting and PReS Young Investigator Meeting in Athens, Greece from September 13 through September 17

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CARRA Research Informatics Internship

By: Brian Mondragón Jones | March 24, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

CARRA is pleased to announce a new Research Informatics Training Internship intended to advance informatics-related research in Pediatric Rheumatology by increasing the pool of independent informatics researchers in our field. Through this internship, CARRA will fund

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CARRA Registry Internship

By: Brian Mondragón Jones | February 16, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

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

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CARRA 2017 Elections

By: CARRA | February 10, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

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.

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The Utrecht Summer School Program Sponsorship Program

By: CARRA | February 6, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

CARRA is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for 2 early investigators to receive sponsorship to participate in the Utrecht summer school program

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2017 CARRA Pediatric Residents Program

By: CARRA | January 17, 2017 | CARRA Announcements

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.

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Publications Policy Reminders

By: CARRA | October 31, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

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...

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RAAC to Host Joint Exam Live-Streamed Webinar – January 2017

By: CARRA | October 31, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

PLEASE NOTE - This Webinar has been postponed until January 2017. Date, Time and access information is TBD. This is the first in a series of educational webinars being organized by the CARRA Research Associate Advisory Committee (RAAC). Children’s Hospital of...

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Cure JM Announcement: Free CME Activity

By: CARRA | October 31, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

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

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New JIA Study

By: CARRA | August 4, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

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...

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CARRA Election: Small Centers Vice Chair

By: CARRA | July 15, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

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...

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CARRA Registry Fellowship: Request for Applications

By: CARRA | May 12, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

Established through funds at the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Inc., the CARRA Registry Fellowship will require 25% effort for one year. The CARRA Registry supports data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases...

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May is Lupus Awareness Month

By: CARRA | May 1, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

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...

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Stop-JIA Starts

By: CARRA | December 18, 2015 | CARRA Announcements, Registry Executive Committee, Research Committees, STOP-JIA

Start Time Optimization for Biologics in Polyarticular JIA, (STOP-JIA), funded by PCORI, is open for enrollment.

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