Scientists Connect | Arthritis Research

Scientists Connect | Arthritis Research

What happens when two or more Arthritis National Research Foundation scientists connect? They begin sharing information about their research and the potential for collaboration often results. Scientists connect and create “networking” in its purest sense.


To have the scientists connect, the Arthritis National Research Foundation invited each of the scientists who recently attended a reception in their honor at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. All of these scientists had something in common: they were all awarded an Arthritis National Research Foundation research grant to help jump start their research career. They rose to the top of all applicants in the year they applied. These young investigators are the best of the best working on novel ideas that could lead to a breakthrough discovery and more effective arthritis treatments.


The low-key evening event was held in conjunction with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. Over 9000 doctors and scientists connect with others in their field at this important conference. ACR provides a perfect opportunity to gather the Arthritis National Research Foundation Alumni scientists together.

Recipients attended this celebration from the Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, UCLA, UC San Francisco, National Institutes of Health, University of Washington, UC Santa Cruz, Cleveland Clinic, Sanford Burnham Prebys, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, UC Davis, Harvard Medical School, Stanford, Penn State University, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and many others. Some of the scientists already knew each other; some were meeting for the first time.


When scientists connect amazing things happen. The room was electric with enthusiasm for their studies underway and the important communication among the scientists. Many of the investigators have gone on to larger, multi-year grants from national funding agencies, like the National Institutes of Health. Their Arthritis National Research Foundation grant paved the way for their careers in research and to move closer to new treatments and cures.

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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