Category Archives: Awards

2018 fellow recipient Margaret Guthrie

Meet Dr. Guthrie: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Because access to care is not always guaranteed, we’ve been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative. In June, we announced five new fellowship awards for 2018. One of those grant awards was offered to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) adult rheumatology program. Doctors at UAB help their community in several ways, including pilot programs in telecare, disease specific clinics, and a clinic for uninsured patients. Continue reading Meet Dr. Guthrie: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

2018 Fellow recipient Dr. Sani

Meet Sara Sani: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Because access to care is not always guaranteed, we’ve been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative. In June, we announced five new fellowship awards for 2018. One of those grant awards was offered to the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) adult rheumatology program. This globally recognized program serves more than 6,000 arthritis patients each year. Continue reading Meet Sara Sani: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

arthritis research awardees

Arthritis Patients Help to Select Scientific Projects That Show Promise Towards Finding a Cure for Arthritis

Earlier this year, we awarded funding to six scientists for projects submitted that show remarkable innovations and steps towards finding a cure for arthritis and related diseases. For the first time, we included patient input in selecting the projects that showed the most promise and meant the most to them.

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Winterhoff Scholarship Awardees

Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship Goes National – Eight 2017 Recipients Announced

Champion of Yes has come to mean different things to different people. To many, it means refusing to let arthritis win – to stand up, push back and say, “Enough is enough. I won’t let arthritis stop me or anyone else from living life to its fullest!”

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National Doctors' Day 2017

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Today, March 30, 2017, is a day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”

In 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. Finally in 1990, following overwhelming approval by Congress; President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday.

The Arthritis Foundation is proud to honor all of our physicians that give their tireless support to their patients, families and community, and partner with the Arthritis Foundation on events like the Walk to Cure Arthritis, Jingle Bell Run, JA Days and more.
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Healing Hands for Arthritis Halo Award

Healing Hands For Arthritis® Wins Halo Award!

We’re thrilled to announce that Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation were named winners of a Gold Cause Marketing Halo Award today at the 14th Annual Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago. The award recognized the annual Healing Hands for Arthritis® event, an one-day fundraising and awareness campaign that takes place at Massage Envy locations across the country. The money raised through Healing Hands for Arthritis® goes to fueling our mission to help people with arthritis live better now, and ultimately, to conquer this disease.
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National Doctors' Day

Did You Know? It’s National Doctors’ Day!

Have you thanked your doctor today?

March 30, 2016, marks the 174th anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On that date in 1842, in Jefferson, GA, Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient who had a tumor removed from his neck.

Nearly a century later, on March 30, 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, in 1990, following overwhelming approved approval by Congress, President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday. Ever since, according to the website, doctorsday.org, March 30 is the day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”
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AbbVie College Scholarship

$15,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Young People With Arthritis

With the cost of college tuition and other academic fees constantly on the rise, getting free money to pursue a degree can be a real blessing and honor. To make educational and career goals easier to obtain, our friends at AbbVie have established the AbbVie Rheumatology Scholarship, open only to exceptional students living with one or more of four rheumatic diseases.

Applicants must submit proof of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Also required is proof of enrolling in an accredited, U.S.-based institution for the 2016-17 academic year.
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Arthritis Research Clinical Trials

Arthritis Foundation Awards Funding to Researchers on the Path to a Cure

Committed to accelerating the search for new solutions to arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation has awarded nearly $5.5 million in scientific research funding to 11 individuals we’re confident can help get us there. Our 2015 request for “Delivering on Discovery” proposals resulted in 167 submissions from across the United States and Canada. A panel of advisors selected the proposals they felt showed the greatest promise of achieving a faster cure for one or more types of arthritis.

The winning proposals, which range in amounts from $216,000 to $1.35 million, cover a diversity of topics and include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis and lupus. What makes this solicitation process particularly unique is that we opened it up to virtually anyone who can provide bold, new ideas that will potentially speed up the discovery of a cure, whether or not the applicant has prior experience in arthritis research. We want to engage the most creative minds in our quest for solutions to arthritis.

Submissions also needed to demonstrate a clear interdisciplinary pathway to viability in the marketplace, as well as be something people with arthritis want and that they believe is important.
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2015 Howley Award

Scientific Spotlight: Meet the 2015 Howley Award Winners

The Arthritis Foundation’s 2015 Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Scientific Research recognized 42 scientists who played key roles in the discovery of a new autoimmune syndrome that combines the characteristics of severe lung disease and arthritis.

These doctors and researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital made a major contribution to the medical community’s overall understanding of arthritis and related inflammatory illnesses, and have opened the door to new medication and treatment possibilities for patients suffering from the disease.

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