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Two time grant recipient (1992 & 1996), Dr. Salvatore Albani, will be the next featured guest on Arthritis Now. Dr. Albani has been all over the world conducting research, from Italy to Singapore, to gain a global approach on how to find a cure. As...

Arthritis Now sat down with Ziaur Rahman, MD, PhD, and talked about the research position he currently holds and the exciting research he's doing regarding lupus. Dr. Rahman was an Arthritis National Research Foundation grant recipient from 2010-2011 when he began investigating the tolerance of lupus, which is what he is still currently focusing on.

$75,000 Grant to be Used for Cutting-Edge Arthritis Research

New York, NY and Long Beach, CA, February 4, 2014 – Dr. George Kalliolias, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist in the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery, will be honored with this year’s coveted Sontag Fellowship in recognition of his advancement of promising research in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Kalliolias was chosen as The Sontag Foundation Fellow from a class of 15 researchers who will be receiving grants from the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF).

In Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Bottini of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, we continued talking about his rheumatoid arthritis research and the current state of federal funding and why private fundraising is important to fueling young scientists with innovative, new ideas.

When we last talked with magician and psoriatic arthritis sufferer, Robert Smith, he was working on his Find Your Win project and giving back to charities by performing his signature magic acts. Though he was technically in clinical remission, he still experienced painful flares. Today, catching up with Robert, he says he can mostly control all of his arthritis pain through the use of biologics.

Arthritis Now spoke with Dr. Nunzio Bottini, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology at the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, about his work in arthritis research and what his latest project involves. Dr. Bottini is also an attending physician in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of California San Diego and received a grant from ANRF six years ago. The doctor also graced the cover of the latest issue

Arthritis Now sat down with Dr. P.J. Utz, Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology and Immunology at Stanford University. Dr Utz serves as the Medical Scientist Training Program Director at Stanford as well, where he trains up-and-coming scientists in a laboratory setting and helps them to formulate their research projects in a way that puts them on the path for success.