2019 Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Members 

They stand at the leading edge of rheumatic disease research today. Meet the members of the Arthritis Foundations’ 2019 Medical and Scientific 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 - Arthritis Foundation National Board Member; First State Orthopaedics
Martin Lotz (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 - United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI); Healthy Motivation
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Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

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