2016 Scientific Discovery Advisory Committee (SDAC)
Rowland Chang (CHAIR) – Arthritis Foundation National Board Vice Chair; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Louis Bridges - University of Alabama School of Medicine
Andrew Chan - Genentech, Inc.
Karen Chesbrough - American Physical Therapy Association
David Covall - Arthritis and Total Joint Specialists
Melissa Green Parker - Department of Defense (DoD)/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
Kevin Grimes - Stanford University/SPARK
Suzanne Schrandt - Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)/Patient Engagement
Susana Serrate-Sztein - National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Walter Smith - Arthritis Foundation National Board; Confluence Life Sciences, Inc.
Rocky Tuan - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sarah Yim - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products
Guy Eakin – Arthritis Foundation Senior Vice President Scientific Strategy
Virginia Kraus - OARSI Liaison - Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI); Duke University School of Medicine
Amanda Niskar – Arthritis Foundation National Scientific Director
2015 Delivering on Discovery Peer Review Section Leaders
David Fox - University of Michigan
Tim Griffin - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Martin Lotz - The Scripps Research Institute
Timothy McAlindon - Tufts Medical Center
Richard M. Pope - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Study Could Revolutionize Treatment for Osteoarthritis
By studying anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee, a major risk factor for developing osteoarthritis, scientists seek to discover tools and treatments to detect and reverse OA before symptoms ever appear. Read more about this study.
Current Scientific Discovery Awardees
Review a list of all our funded scientists with their institutions and project titles.