Newswise — Young Investigator Grant Recipients 2018
The American Autoimmune and Related Diseases Association is honored to announce the winners of its 2018 Young Investigator Grants
Quite simply not enough research is being done in the autoimmune disease category. AARDA is working to change that. AARDA’s Young Investigator Grant program seeks to foster research into basic autoimmunity issues. Basic refers to the whole autoimmune picture, that is, research that could benefit the entire autoimmune community as opposed to single or disease-specific groups.
Autoimmune diseases are numerous and complex, often overlapping and mimicking each other. The silver lining is that research and exploration of these diseases lead to advancements in other autoimmune diseases. The ripple effect can reach unknown shores of breakthroughs and treatment options for people living with these diseases.
We are honored to announce the recipients of our 2018 grants. Our goal in funding these projects is to advance understanding into autoimmune disease to benefit the more than 50 million Americans who are living with these diseases. We congratulate the following recipients and wish them the best results in their research.
“Biomimetic Biodegradable Particles to Expand Protective Regulatory T Cells and Prevent Autoimmune Diseases” Johns Hopkins
“Rheumatologist Proclivity to Prescribe Glucocorticoids for Rheumatoid Arthritis Management” University of Michigan
“BET Bromodomain Proteins in Scleroderma Fibrosis” University of Michigan
“Rheumatoid Arthritis Biologic Tapering Initiative (RABTI): A Real World, Prospective, Cohort Analysis of Biologic Tapering in Stable, Well-Controlled Rheumatoid Arthritis by Implementing a Multi-Faceted Tapering Strategy” AHN Research Institute
“A Therapeutic Strategy to Neutralize Maternal Autoantibodies Aiming to Protect the Developing Fetus” The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Applications are reviewed by AARDA’s Scientific Advisory Board members. For more information on this program, AARDA’s other initiatives, and more about autoimmune disease please visit www.aarda.org.
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About the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. Approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say that 75 percent of those affected are women. Still, with these statistics, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women's health issue.
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.