2018 Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Members


Anthony Bihl, III - Bioventus, LLC

Andrew Chan - Genentech, Inc

Polly Ferguson -  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Kayla James - Patient Representative; Pharmacy Technician

Randeep Kahlon (Chair) - Arthritis Foundation National Board Member; First State Orthopaedics

Martin Lotz (Co-Chair) - Arthritis Foundation National Board Member; Scripps Research Institute

Bruce Marshall - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Kimberly Reid - Parent Representative; Biostatistician

David Shuey - Patient Representative; Risk Management Consultant

Walter Smith - Confluence Life Sciences, Inc.

Daniel Solomon - Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Rocky Tuan - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

James Witter -  National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Other Experts:

Leigh Callahan - Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA); University of North Carolina

Rowland “Bing” Chang - Arthritis Foundation National Board Chair; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Guy Eakin - Arthritis Foundation Senior VP Scientific Strategy

Robert Fuhlbrigge - Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA); Children's Hospital Colorado

Virginia Kraus - Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI); Duke University School of Medicine

Amye Leong (USBJI Liaison) -  Healthy Motivation

Study Could Revolutionize Treatment for Osteoarthritis

By studying anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee, a major risk factor for developing osteoarthritis, scientists seek to discover tools and treatments to detect and reverse OA before symptoms ever appear. Read more about this study.

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Current Scientific Discovery Awardees

Review a list of all our funded scientists with their institutions and project titles.