Ed Yelin, PhD, and his team at University of California, San Francisco, recently received a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center grant from the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The Center works to improve outcomes for persons with rheumatic diseases by discovery of the medical, demographic, and contextual factors affecting those outcomes.
Susan E. Klepper, PhD, PT, worked with two Doctor of Physical Therapy students at Columbia University to develop a beginner’s exercise DVD for their young clients (ages 5–10 years). They are making this DVD, along with an accompanying information packet for children and their parents, available to interested rheumatology professionals.
Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, with co-founders Frank Huerta (Arthritis Foundation Northern California Chapter board member) and Norman Marcus, MD, has launched a company called Cartilix. Dr. Elisseeff is the company’s Chief Scientist. Cartilix will develop novel biomaterials to repair damaged tissues in articular joints and for use in the spine, eye and reconstructive plastic surgery.