Our faculty members are trained in both clinical and basic science research and we participate in national collaborative studies on children with rheumatic diseases. In a number of local studies, we have collaborated with Adult Rheumatology, sharing resources and results on adult and pediatric rheumatic diseases.
We are focusing on the following research projects. Please contact us if you would like more information.
- "DEK as A Biomarker in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis"
Principal Investigator and main contact: Barbara S. Adams, MD, Department of Pediatrics/Division of Rheumatology
Co-Investigator: David M. Markovitz, MD, Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
This study is investigating whether the DEK protein can be used as a biomarker in JRA/JIA, in other words, if it is an accurate measure of arthritis activity in children.
- "The Role of DEK in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Primary Investigator: David M. Markovitz, MD, Professor of Internal
Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Co-investigator: Barbara S. Adams, MD
This is a basic science research project investigating the causes of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We are not studying patients at this time.