The new Genes and Human Disease Research Program will broaden OMRF’s investigation into genetic mechanisms in various diseases.
OMRF scientists need volunteers for the world’s first lupus prevention study.
OMRF scientists have found a link between gum disease and lupus, an autoimmune disease.
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.
The trio of scientists assumed their new positions at the foundation Nov. 1, bringing the total number of OMRF senior scientists to 49.