All ACR members are invited to volunteer. Nominate yourself or a colleague by June 1 to be considered for a position beginning at the ACR Annual Meeting in November. Apply online at www.rheumatology.org/ACR/Volunteer.aspx.
“Within Our Reach” Update Online
Information about the REF’s “Within Our Reach” campaign, the $30-million effort to support underfunded RA research, is within your grasp—it’s just a click of the mouse away. Visit “Within Our Reach” online at www.rheumatology.org/ref/withinourreachcampaign.asp for up-to-date information about the campaign’s progress.
REF Reviewing “Within Our Reach” RA Research Grant Applications
In March, the REF received more than 70 applications from leading RA researchers as part of the first “Within Our Reach” RA research grants cycle. The REF Scientific Advisory Council is completing a thorough review of each application and will select 15 applicants to receive a combined $6 million during the next two years to fund their research projects. Winners will be announced this month.