Previous Grant Recipients

Each month Arthritis Now brings to light the cutting edge projects of the scientists currently and previously funded by the Arthritis National Research Foundation. It is from their investigations at institutions across the country that we become that much closer to finding a cure for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Our next guest will be Dr. Ziaur Rahman of Penn State University.

1993-1994 Betsy Tsao, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, CA Grant funds were used to develop Immunotherapy by Peptides in Murine Lupus. A study to isolate and utilize peptides derived from autoantibodies to alter production of autoantibodies in patients with SLE. ...

1994-1995 Chaim O. Jacob, M.D., Ph.D. University of Southern California CA Grant funds were used for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus research utilizing new screening techniques to test Lupus genes for identifiable mutations, which could be targets for gene therapy in the future. ...

1994-1995 Tetsuya Gatanaga, Ph.D. University of California Irvine, CA Grant funds were used to study Cytokines, a class of molecules, one of which is termed TNF, may be involved in the tissue destruction seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Gatanaga’s team isolated a specific molecule that blocks cytokine...

1995-1996 William Stohl, M.D., Ph.D.University of Southern California Medical Center Grant funds were used to assess the nature of the body’s inability to regulate antibody production in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). With a better knowledge of these mechanisms, specific therapies may be developed...

1995-1996 Onsi Kamel, M.D. Stanford University Medical Center Grant funds were used to study the propensity for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to develop lymphomas (cancer) as a result of immunosuppressive therapy used to treat the arthritis. Study to provide data to allow for more careful monitoring...

1996-1997 Salvatore Albani, M.D. University of California, San Diego School of Medicine San Diego, CA Grant funds were used to study abnormal immune responses specific to Pauciarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (pJRA). Provides new information about the cause of this disease and opens the possibility of prevention and...

1996-1997 Chaim O. Jacob, M.D., Ph.D. University of Southern California CA Grant funds were used for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus research utilizing new screening techniques to test Lupus genes for identifiable mutations, which could be targets for gene therapy in the future. ...

1997-1998 Mariana Linker-Israeli, Ph.D. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Grant funds were used for a project examining the cellular and molecular characteristics of patients with Lupus (SLE). By studying the susceptibility genes involved, Dr. Linker-Israeli hoped to devise screening methods and targeted regimens of therapy. ...