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Hospital for Special Surgery Receives $5.6-Million Grant Will establish a genomics center
A $5.6-million grant from the Tow Foundation was awarded to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to build a genomics center. The hospital’s 30+ rheumatologists currently treat 2,600 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and 300 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The new center will have over 20 genomic researchers and will recruit four additional genomics fellows, a computational biologist, and a senior genomics researcher.
The goal of the center is to develop more effective therapies for RA and SLE patients with fewer side effects, and it will collaborate with the New York Genome Center.
Over $1 Million Awarded to Move Arthritis Research Forward Arthritis National Research Foundation grants 15 arthritis research students funding for independent research
Because arthritis patients number over 50 million in the U.S. alone, the Arthritis National Research Foundation awarded grants to 15 arthritis research scientists. The grant is for young investigators to start independent research careers to find treatments and cures for various forms of arthritis. This is the first year the national, nonprofit foundation has awarded this much funding for research.
12 Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Research Fellows Awarded National Psoriasis Foundation awarded $40,000 fellowships
The National Psoriasis Foundation Amgen Medical Dermatology Fellowships aim to increase the number of scientists treating and studying psoriatic diseases by awarding 12 residents and medical students a one-year, $40,000 fellowship each. The foundation encourages promising doctors to dedicate their careers to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as physician researchers. The 2013 fellows are:
- S. Admani, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital at University of California, San Diego
- S. Churton, MD, University Hospital Case Medical Center
- J. Cohen, BA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School
- N. Ehsani, MD, Stanford University
- J. Garelik, DO, New York University School of Medicine
- B. Jones, BA, University of Utah School of Medicine
- B. Kaffenburger, MD, The Ohio State University Medical Center
- N. Kim, MD, Tufts Medical Center
- D. Kivelevitch, MD, Bayer Institute for Immunology Research
- P. Lingam, MD, Northwest University Feinberg School of Medicine
- S. Rose, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- A. Two, MD, University of California, San Diego
Amanda Rillo is a writer based in Hoboken, N.J.