Dr. Christian Lood, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology was recently awarded two grants. The first grant is for $100,000 from the Arthritis National Research Foundation for his project "Mitochondrial-mediated inflammation and autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis". Additionally Dr. Lood was awarded a grant in the amount of $57,151 from Horizon Pharma for his project "NET-mediated inflammation in gout". Both projects are scheduled to begin in June 2019 for one year terms.

Dr. Erika Noss, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, was awarded $100,000 from the Arthritis National Research Foundation for her project titled “Targeting Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor-Alpha (PDGFRa) in Rheumatoid Arthritis”. The project is scheduled to begin in June for a one year term.

Dr. Jean Liew, Senior Fellow in the Division of Rheumatology was awarded €25,000 from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS). Dr. Liew also received a $5,000 fellowship grant from Spartan GroupBoth grants support a fellow performing research with a spondyloarthritis expert at another institution and begin in July 2019. 

Dr. James Andrews, Acting Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, received a $257,000 grant from Grifols for his project “Gamunex in Anti-HMG-CoA Reductase Antibody Positive Myopathy,”  scheduled to begin in Summer 2019. Dr. Andrews also received an R03 award of $200,000 over 2 years by the NIA/NIH for his project “Sarcopenia as a Predictor of Hospital Associated Disability in Older Adults with Dementia,” which launched in April.

Dr. Jenna Thomason, Acting Instructor in the Division of Rheumatology was a recipient of the UW Medicine PRAISE Award. PRAISE stands for Patient Reported Assessment In Doctor Satisfaction and Excellence. The PRAISE Award is given biannually to physicians, PAs, and ARNPs for their measured patient satisfaction. PRAISE Award winners serve as role models, setting valuable examples in excellent communication to their fellow physicians.

Please joing us in saying "Congratulations!" to our Faculty Members on their accomplishments.