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Osteoarthritis Drug Development Meeting

Arthritis Foundation to Host Meeting for Osteoarthritis Patients to Share their Stories with the FDA

Last year, the Arthritis Foundation cosponsored the Accelerating Osteoarthritis (OA) Clinical Trials Workshop with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The focus of the workshop aimed at identifying ways to get new diagnostics & treatments to clinics faster for the arthritis community. Important key takeaways from the workshop included a focus on patients – how they need to be more involved in the scientific discovery process and that scientists should consider their needs and wants in designing clinical trials.
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Matt Iseman Celebrity Apprentice Winner

Victory: Matt Iseman is The New Celebrity Apprentice & Brings Home Nearly $1 Million for the Arthritis Foundation!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here—the season finale of The New Celebrity Apprentice and the crowning of a new winner!

The finale picked up where last week’s episode ended. The final challenge came down to Matt Iseman and Boy George competing for the win by working with their teams to produce an ad campaign, a party, and a 15-minute variety show for Carnival Corporation to illustrate the incredible value of the cruise experience.
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Matt Iseman New Celebrity Apprentice Carnival Cruise

Matt Iseman is in the Final Challenge on The New Celebrity Apprentice — And He Needs Your Help!

This is it! Matt Iseman has made it all the way to the final four on “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” and he is undeniably a front-runner in the competition. As Laila Ali puts it, “He’s so likeable. He’s never made it to the boardroom, so whatever it is, it’s working.”
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Dr. Farshid Guilak

Researchers on the Path to a Cure – Spotlight on Dr. Farshid Guilak

In July, we reported on Dr. Farshid Guilak’s remarkable breakthrough in orthopedic and osteoarthritis research. That research found a way to grow new cartilage on a hip joint shaped scaffold, using stem cells. His current Arthritis Foundation-funded project, “Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Arthritis,” is just as trailblazing.
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Matt Iseman The New Celebrity Apprentice Week 4

Matt Brings Home a Second Win for the Arthritis Foundation in Week 4 of The New Celebrity Apprentice

It’s been a stellar run for Matt Iseman thus far on The New Celebrity Apprentice! As many of you know, Matt is fighting for the Arthritis Foundation as his charity of choice and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have his support. You can check out previous highlights of Matt’s efforts thus far on our website, but in the meantime, let’s dig in to what happened this week!

The teams’ first assignment of the week was to market a new snack product for health-food brand Lorissa’s Kitchen. The teams were judged on audience engagement, brand messaging, and creativity of theme concept.
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Rowland W. (Bing) Chang Arthritis Foundation Board Chair

Meet Our New Board Chair: Nationally Acclaimed Physician and Researcher, Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang

Dr. Rowland W. (Bing) Chang, MD, MPH, took the helm as the new board chair of the Arthritis Foundation after Michael Ortman, immediate past chair, welcomed and officially passed the gavel to Dr. Chang late last year.
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Matt Iseman Celebrity Apprentice Week 3 Highlights

Matt Continues His Fight for the Arthritis Foundation on Week 3 of The New Celebrity Apprentice

It’s been an exciting ride thus far on The New Celebrity Apprentice. Last week, Matt Iseman took home a big win as project manager for Team Arete and brought home $50,000 for the Arthritis Foundation to help support of our cause.
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Planned Giving Gift Models Arthritis Foundation

Planned Giving: Do More with Thoughtful Planning

Have you ever received information from the Arthritis Foundation’s Planned Giving Department and wondered exactly what it means? Have you ever seen a request to remember the Arthritis Foundation in your will or trust or read that 25% of all revenue the Foundation receives is from donor bequests? Have you ever met one of the Foundation’s Planned Giving Directors and wondered if they could help you? If so, you’re not alone.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Side Effects Risk Factors

Women and Long-Standing Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients at Risk for Other Conditions

Women who have ankylosing spondylitis and men and women who have had the disease longer have an increased risk of developing potentially debilitating symptoms beyond the joints, according to a new study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting.
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