Remembering Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Mellins: A Pioneer in Pediatric Rheumatology

The realm of pediatric rheumatology recently bid farewell to one of its brightest stars, Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Mellins, who passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Known not only for her remarkable intellect but also for her unwavering dedication to advancing the field, Dr. Mellins leaves behind a legacy that will continue to shape the […]

Cindy’s Aprons

By, Cathy Habermann Our middle sister, Cindy, was diagnosed at the age of seven with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Cindy was talented, smart, and a good friend to those who knew her well. Cindy passed away this last June, just 10 days after her 60th birthday. The sudden loss left a big hole in our lives.  […]

ANRF at ACR2022!

ANRF was excited to attend the annual American College of Rheumatology’s societal meeting, ACR Convergence 2022 in Philadelphia! From sessions to posters to the exhibit hall, ANRF FULLY represented all of our supporters with cutting-edge research and more. ANRF Scholars speaking at ACR2022 included: Pui Lee, MD, PhD Heather Faust, PhD Anil Singh, PhD Michael […]

ANRF 2023-2024 Grant Cycle Now Open

The ANRF is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023-2024 research grant application process! ANRF is calling on early-career investigators, focusing on areas such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Rheumatology, Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Uveitis, and other related Rheumatic diseases to apply for a grant. This year the […]

Dr. Chan’s stem cell research again published

Dr. Charles K.F. Chan, an ANRF grant funded scientist from 2019-21, runs the Laboratory for Rejuvenitive Medicine at Stanford University where he and his team are making significant strides and discoveries focused on stem cell research. Most recently, Dr. Chan’s work, “Aging of Skeletal Stem Cells” appears in Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research. Focusing […]

May: Arthritis Awareness Month

There are more than 58.5 million adults living with arthritis everyday in the U.S. and that number continues to grow, making the research and scientists ANRF funds more important than ever.  In addition to the overall number of adults living with arthritis, there are basic stats and information to know to better understand how widespread […]