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

Other Experts:

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.

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Current Scientific Discovery Awardees

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