A gathering of the finest proven researchers in the world
In 1998, the Arthritis National Research Foundation developed a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of world-renowned physician- and Ph.D.-scientists. Scientific Advisory Board members serve as volunteers. Most have served on this prestigious board since 1998. Why would these extremely busy scientists who have full-time careers and travel the world speaking about their work choose to serve on the ANRF Scientific Advisory Board for so many years? They serve because they are committed to the research ideas and the young scientists who conduct these studies.
“In this case, there was just no question,” says Gale Granger, Ph.D., “There’s so much serious, world-changing research going on because of what the ANRF is doing for the most promising researchers in arthritis and immunological research, that each of us felt compelled to further its cause.”
The Arthritis National Research Foundation provides grant funding to young investigators studying the causes of – and new treatments for – the many forms of arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus and Juvenile Arthritis.
As the annual applications for grants began to rapidly increase in number, the ANRF called upon top researchers and scientists to become members of its Scientific Advisory Board. Each year, these leaders of our industry sit down together to comb through each and every grant application. It requires hours and hours of careful study and intense discussion.
In addition to its annual charge of selecting each year’s grant recipients, the ANRF’s Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Directors on the trends in research and clinical treatments, and helps guide the ANRF into the future.
Here’s a look inside the most distinguished minds in the field of arthritis and immunological research: