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Spring 2018 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Grants Announced

CARRA is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2018 CARRA-Arthritis Foundation Small Grants and Fellows Small Grants. Approximately $160,000 was awarded this round. These grants are made possible through funding from the Arthritis Foundation.

Spring Small Grants

Three small grants of $25k each were awarded. Congratulations to:

  • Erica Lawson, University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): The Impact of Pediatric-to-adult Care Transition on Health Care Utilization and Medication Adherence among Youth
  • Sheila Angeles-Han, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH): Measuring Vision-related Function and Quality of Life in Children with Uveitis
  • Kimberly Lewis, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX): A Pilot of Metabolomics in Symptom Science: The intersection between Pain, Fatigue and Cardiovascular Risk in Teens with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Fellows Small Grants

Seven Fellows Small Grants of up to $25k each were awarded. Congratulations to:

  • Jessica Neely, University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA): Longitudinal Immune Profiling for Biomarker Discovery in Patients with Juvenile Dermatomyositis ($24,343 grant award)
  • Anna Patrick, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN): Effector T Cells: An Assessment of Activity in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis ($24,998 grant award)
  • Cory Stingl, Duke University (Durham, NC): Precision Decision in the Treatment of Juvenile Dermatomyositis ($19,278 grant award)
  • Albert Chow, Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA): Oral Health and Microbial Dysbiosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis ($24,950 grant award)
  • Evan Mulvihill, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH): Analysis of CB4 Gene Copy Number as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ($25,000 grant award)
  • Natalie Rosenwasser, Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City, NY): Development of Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis ($25,000 grant award)
  • Meiqian Ma, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, (Queens, NY): Validation and Usefulness of the 2012 SLICC Lupus Classification Criteria for Pediatric Lupus ($11,275 grant award)

Visit Grants and Funding page of the CARRA website for details on other funding opportunities. To stay up to date on Arthritis Foundation scientific initiatives and research projects visit them here.