Research

The Research Program seeks to maximize the impact of its research investment by focusing in three principle disease areas — OA, RA and JA.

Research Grants

Research Grants

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.

Scientific Strategy 2015-2020

Scientific Strategy 2015-2020

The new scientific strategy provides direction for the Foundation’s scientific discovery of activities over the next five years and focuses on three major pillars.

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

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.

Osteoarthritis Workshop

Osteoarthritis Workshop

Arthritis researchers from North America and Europe will present new osteoarthritis research that could lead to better ways to detect, treat, prevent and cure osteoarthritis.

Research News

Choice of Footwear May Help Knee OA

Choice of Footwear May Help Knee OA

Arthritis Foundation funded researcher, Dr. Najia Shakoor, finds that flexible-soled shoes may work better than shoes with stiffer soles for people with osteoarthritis.

ACL Feasibility Study Could Revolutionize Treatment for Osteoarthritis

ACL Feasibility Study Could Revolutionize Treatment for 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.

Developing Treatments for JA

Developing Treatments for JA

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance has created consensus treatment plans to improve and standardize care of pediatric rheumatic diseases.