The Research Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing in three principle disease areas — OA, RA and JA.
Knowing the right treatment for each person. Today, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects 1.5 million people in the U.S. – most of them women.
Finding a way to stop osteoarthritis. Americans spend $128 billion on arthritis-related health care costs each year. Much of that expense goes toward the treatment of OA.
Despite the common yet inaccurate belief that arthritis is “an old person’s” disease, 300,000 American children endure the debilitating pain and severely disabling effects of juvenile arthritis (JA).
The Research Grant Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing in three principal disease areas – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis.
To help you see and understand where your donations go and the impact of the Research Program, the foundation launched SciVal Experts, a research profiling and networking tool.
Meet our arthritis researchers. Our grant program has broad reach, drawing proposals from the most talented scientists across the country.
Arthritis Foundation funded researcher, Dr. Najia Shakoor, finds that flexible-soled shoes may work better than shoes with stiffer soles for people with osteoarthritis.
By studying anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee, a major risk factor for developing osteoarthritis, researchers seek to discover tools and treatments to detect and reverse OA before symptoms ever appear.
The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance has created consensus treatment plans to improve and standardize care of pediatric rheumatic diseases.