Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
The Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board is convening April 18th to determine the next group of cutting-edge researchers in arthritis and autoimmune research. The Scientific Advisory Board, chaired by Carl F. Ware, Ph.D. of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, fulfills a critical role in the progress of arthritis research.
“The young post-doctoral candidates we fund represent the future leaders in arthritis and autoimmune disease research,” said Dr. Ware. “Their new, outside-the-box ideas are key to moving this research forward and finding new answers.” At the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) the mission is to find new treatments and cures. Ensuring that arthritis research with the greatest potential to translate into cures progresses is critical. Asking new questions and using new approaches to research is key to the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s mission to find a cure.
“We are serious about finding a cure for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis and lupus,” said Mary K. Crow, M.D., ANRF Scientific Advisory Board member, past president of the American College of Rheumatology and Physician-in-Chief and Director of Rheumatology Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “Asking the same questions and supporting the same research methods is not going to produce different results. Every year we are excited to evaluate new ideas and different approaches to research.”
The Scientific Advisory Board began this year’s review session with a pre-deliberation dinner in Newport Beach, CA on April 17th. Guests attended “Meet the Scientists” -- an event with past ANRF grant recipients and members of the Scientific Advisory Board who are leaders in the field of arthritis and autoimmune disease research.
Former Mayor of Irvine, Sally Anne Sheridan, attended, as will Chris Lynch of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. Coto de Caza native and legendary tennis coach, Vic Braden, who serves on ANRF’s board of directors, and TV personality, Christine Schwab and her husband, Shelly Schwab, were also in attendance at this unique event.
The stars of the evening were the scientists who are involved in this critical research. Guests heared about their work, understanding how these diseases begin and progress, as well as the new therapies they are studying. Research institutions across the country were represented – Hospital for Special Surgery, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, Stanford, University of Connecticut, UCLA, UC Davis, and UC San Diego.
ANRF is committed to funding young, innovative scientists with cutting-edge research ideas. To move the field of arthritis and autoimmune research forward, the Arthritis National Research Foundation will continue to select the best and brightest young researchers with new ideas.
Since 1970, the Arthritis National Research Foundation has provided grants to promising young investigators with innovative research projects. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, affecting 50 million American adults and 300,000 children. ANRF-funded scientists are studying osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. Since 2000, ANRF has funded over $8.2 million in arthritis research grants. Make a Donation online to support arthritis research today!