The Eastern Star has given $341,654 in gifts since it designated OMRF as its charitable beneficiary in 2002.
The federal grants will support the work of two OMRF scientists who are investigating different aspects of autoimmune disease: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., and Joan Merrill, M.D.
Joan Merrill, M.D., is a recipient of the 2018 ACR Master designation, one of the highest honors members can receive.
In 1968, doctors told Greg Kindell that he had acute myeloid leukemia and he had just six weeks to live. Now he’s been cancer-free for 50 years.
OMRF named Leigh Ann Albers, Tricia Everest, Ronnie Irani and Dr. Barry Pollard to its board of directors.
The trio of scientists assumed their new positions at the foundation Nov. 1, bringing the total number of OMRF senior scientists to 49.