2015 Scientific Discovery Advisory Committee (SDAC)


Rowland W. Chang - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Karen Chesbrough - American Physical Therapy Association

Jennifer Cutie - Viola Medica, Inc.

Louis Bridges - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Andrew Chan - Genentech, Inc.

David Covall - Northside Arthritis Center

Randeep Kahlon - First State Orthopaedics

Salahuddin Kazi - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Virginia Kraus - Duke University School of Medicine

Michele Maiers - Northwestern Health Sciences University

Allison Milutinovich - Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Peter Nigrovic - Boston Children's Hospital; Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)

Suzanne Schrandt - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Susana Serrate-Sztein - National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Walter Smith - Confluence Life Sciences, Inc.

Rocky Tuan - University of Pittsburgh 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.

Public-private Partnerships

Learn more about the Accelerated Medicines Partnership.

Learn more about the Biomarkers Consortium.

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Current Scientific Discovery Awardees

Review a list of all our funded scientists with their institutions and project titles.