Currently Funded Scientists

2014 Funded Scientists

We will continue our mission in funding millions of dollars to researchers from universities, hospitals, and clinics all across the United States.

2014 grants: Below see all new awards granted in 2014.

Innovative Research Grant (IRG)

Salah-Uddin Ahmed, PhD

Washington State University
Mechanism of Mcl-1 regulation by EGCG in rheumatoid arthritis
06/01/2014 - 05/31/2016

Thomas Andriacchi, MD

Stanford University
Osteoarthritis: New concepts for early detection, prevention, and treatment
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Nidhi Bhutani, PhD

Stanford University
Novel epigenetic targets for Osteoarthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Carl P. Blobel, MD, PhD

Hospital for Special Surgery
The Role of iRhom2 and ADAM17 in osteoarthritis
05/01/2014 - 05/02/2016

Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, PhD

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Protection of Articular Cartilage by Blocking Alpha 5 Integrin
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Gary S. Firestein, PhD

Regents of the University of California, San Diego
Integrative analysis of epigenetics in rheumatoid arthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Taras Lyubchenko, PhD

University of Colorado Denver
Pathogenic role of autoreactive anergic B cells in Rheumatoid arthritis
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD

Boston University
Bisphosphonate Effects in Knee Osteoarthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Jose U. Scher, MD

New York University School of Medicine
Pan-Microbiome in At-Risk Subjects and New-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Donghai Wang, PhD

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Regulation of Inflammation by the Mevalonate Pathway in a Mouse Model of RA
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016

Arthritis Foundation Investigator (AFI)

Bruce Neil Cronstein, MD

New York University School of Medicine
The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Osteoarthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2019

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Duke University
Engineering new biological therapies for arthritis
05/01/2014 - 04/30/2019

Department of Defense Grants

Through our advocacy efforts with Congress, arthritis was added as an eligible disease for funding through the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program with the Department of Deffense. Click here to see a list of those awardees and projects.