Independent Review By Research Analysis Team | 5 Diamond Rating

The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) asked an independent review panel of experts, appointed the Research Analysis Team, to assess the organization. The Research Analysis Team’s review assessed both the research and researchers funded by ANRF.


The independent panel found ANRF “Extremely Successful” in fulfilling its mission and delivered the highest possible overall results rating, a 5 Diamond Rating.


The Foundation was pleased to receive the third-party validation of its research efforts. The findings of the Research Analysis Team serve further strengthen the Foundation’s mission to cure arthritis through research.


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Research Analysis Team | 5 Diamond Rating

“The ANRF has achieved a remarkable level of success”

“Quality of projects and the investigators selected considered outstanding”

“Grant recipients have made, & continue to make, meaningful research contributions to the field of arthritis & autoimmune research”


– Independent Research Analysis Team –

Research Analysis Team Results Ratings

ANRF was rated in five specific categories plus on its overall performance results:

5 – Outstanding | 4 – Exceeds Expectations | 3 – Meets Expectations | 2 – Improvement Needed | 1 – Unsatifactory

Overall: 5 5-diamond-rating


Are scientific projects sound and high quality: 5 5-diamond-rating-copy


Are investigators of sufficient quality: 5 5-diamond-rating-copy


Is the ANRF accessible for a young investigator: 4.67 4-2-3rd-diamond-rating


Does the ANRF show evidence of aiding young investigators to complete on a national level: 5 5-diamond-rating-copy


How successful has ANRF been in choosing the best young scientists: 5 5-diamond-rating-copy

Click here to read the full independent panel report PDF.


The Arthritis National Research Foundation is most grateful for the efforts and careful examination of its methods and results evaluated by the esteemed team of reviewers. This review is a long-term follow up of ANRF grants awarded and the grant recipients.


The independent panel suggestions to help ANRF improve in the future were welcomed and have been considered by the Board of Directors. Click here to view the response and action taken as a result of the suggestions.

The Reviewers

Betty Diamond, MD


Investigator & Head
Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Manhasset, NY


Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Richard M. Pope, MD


Division of Medicine-Rheumatology
Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

David Wofsy, MD


Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology
University of California, San Francisco, CA

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