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.
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.
So, what exactly happens inside your body when things go bump in the night?
The project will focus on comparing certain immune cells in patients with Sjögren’s to those of healthy controls.