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From the College: First Round of “Within Our Reach” Grants
The ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) “Within Our Reach” campaign awarded approximately $6 million to 15 recipients this month.
From the College: ACR REF Launches 'Within Our Reach'
The ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) has launched “Within Our Reach,” a national, multiyear, $30-million fundraising campaign aimed at accelerating innovative research on rheumatoid arthritis. RA—long considered one of the most disabling types of arthritis—has been a primary focus of rheumatologic research. Recent advances in the basic management of RA include targeted treatments and improvements in treating other types of inflammatory arthritis. Unfortunately, we still...
From the College: UPDATE: NP and PA Training Program
The ACR/ARHP NP and PA Post Graduate Rheumatology Training Program is well on its way to meeting its target for launching in fall 2007. This program grew out of needs expressed by members of ACR and ARHP as well as workforce changes.
From the College: Audioconference: Management of Fibromyalgia
Tremendous progress is being made in the area of fibromyalgia,” says Dan Clauw, MD, professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and moderator of the March 14 audioconference on the current management of fibromyalgia. “However,” he continues, “as in many fields of medicine, those who are not directly involved in fibromyalgia research and treatment are not aware of the progress that has been made.”
From the College: Student's Journey to Medicine Starts with Rheumatology
John Cluley’s first exposure to rheumatology came long before medical school. At 16, Cluley—who had always been a very healthy and active young man—had a sudden rheumatologic flare. Doctors were able to make a quick diagnosis and Cluley was referred to well-known pediatric rheumatologist, Marilyn Punaro, MD, at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.
From the College: ARHP Announces Grad Student Award Winners
The ARHP is pleased to announce the first recipients of its new Graduate Student Recognition Award: Rahul Kanna and Denise Power. By supporting the efforts of non-medical graduate students interested in rheumatology, this new award program recognizes creative research projects that merge the theory and clinical practice of rheumatologic care in an effort to improve the lives of patients with rheumatic diseases.
From the College: Better Physicians—One Student at a Time
For Maribeth Morral, a third-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine in State College, Pa., and ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) Preceptorship winner, her first exposure to rheumatology was the product of a chance encounter. In the first year of medical school at Penn State, students are assigned to track a chronically ill patient throughout the year as a learning experience. Morral’s patient happened to be an 11-year-old girl diagnosed with juvenile RA.
From the College: Call for USBJD Young Investigators Applicants
The Research Committee of the United States Bone and Joint Decade (USBJD) has launched a series of workshops to provide early-career clinical investigators with an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in rheumatology, and to assist them in securing funding and learning other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.