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. To see the list by disease being studied, click here.


Inovative Research Grant (IRG)

Salah-Uddin Ahmed, PhD
Washington State University
Mechanism of Mcl-1 regulation by EGCG in rheumatoid arthritis
June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016

Thomas Andriacchi, MD
Stanford University
Osteoarthritis: New concepts for early detection, prevention, and treatment
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Nidhi Bhutani, PhD
Stanford Universityy
Novel epigenetic targets for Osteoarthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Carl P. Blobel, MD, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery
The Role of iRhom2 and ADAM17 in osteoarthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto, PhD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Protection of Articular Cartilage by Blocking Alpha 5 Integrin
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Gary S. Firestein, PhD
Regents of the University of California, San Diego
Integrative analysis of epigenetics in rheumatoid arthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Taras Lyubchenko, PhD
University of Colorado Denver
Pathogenic role of autoreactive anergic B cells in Rheumatoid arthritis
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
Boston University
Bisphosphonate Effects in Knee Osteoarthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Jose U. Scher, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Pan-Microbiome in At-Risk Subjects and New-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016

Donghai Wang, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Regulation of Inflammation by the Mevalonate Pathway in a Mouse Model of RA
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2016


Arthritis Foundation Investigator (AFI)

Bruce Neil Cronstein, MD
New York University School of Medicine
The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Osteoarthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2019

Farshid Guilak, PhD
Duke University
Engineering new biological therapies for arthritis
May 1, 2014 - April 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. 


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