ANRF Scientific Board Evaluating An Excellent Cohort of Research Proposals

ANRF Scientific Board Evaluating An Excellent Cohort of Research Proposals

On March 22, 2019, the ANRF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), a team of worldwide medical and scientific experts, gathered to evaluate the pool of grant submissions for the 2019 cycle. The SAB met in Newport Beach, CA to conduct their rigorous peer-reviewed process, aiming to select the most deserving grant proposals with the potential to strongly influence research in their respective fields. This year, ANRF received around 100 grant applications, the highest amount ever received in the Foundation’s history. This left the SAB with numerous qualified proposals to review. It is expected that the winning proposals will be announced next month.

Each year, the Foundation conducts a rigorous grant competition in Basic, Preclinical, Clinical, and Epidemiology research to fund the most meritorious proposals. The competition is designed to attract early career stage scientists who are spearheading biomedical innovation in Arthritis, Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases.

The ANRF SAB is comprised of these leading experts: Carl Ware, PhD. (Chair), Mary Crow, MD., Dr. Betty Diamond, MD., Bevra Hahn, M.D., Hal Hoffman, M.D., Martin K. Lotz, M.D., Elizabeth Mellins, M.D., Peter Nigrovic, M.D., Robert Terkeltaub, M.D., Paul J. Utz, M.D., Ph.D., and Craig Walsh, Ph.D.

Prior to the event, ANRF held a dinner reception in Newport Beach on March 21 for the members of the SAB and the Board of Directors. “It was an opportunity to honor the invaluable contributions of our volunteer boards,” said ANRF CEO Dr. Zaher Nahle. “Much gratitude to Mr. Robert Meyer and Mrs. Britt Meyer for their generous sponsorship of the event and for being our host that evening. “

You can see some of the photos from the evening in our video below!

ANRF Dinner Reception (Newport Beach, CA) Honoring the All-volunteer Members of the SAB and the Board of Directors.

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