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Arthritis Program Newsletter

Special Features

 

The special features included in each newsletter highlight some of the outstanding individuals who have contributed immensely towards the success of each division of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. Our March newsletter feature highlighted Laura Passalent.

In this edition, we are highlighting two exceptional individuals who have made an outstanding impact towards the growth and success of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

Anette Larsson, Senior Director of the Campaign to Cure Arthritis, University Health Network Foundation

Anette Larsson  

Anette Larsson is Senior Campaign to Cure Arthritis Director as well as Executive Lead for the Clinician Partner Program and the Toronto Rehab Campaign at the UHN Foundation. She leads the team that raises philanthropic funds for research, clinical care and education at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. Anette was fundraising in the arts and culture sector in 2010 when she met Dr. Nizar Mahomed, the previous Program Medical Director of the Arthritis Program. She was struck by his team's singular focus and determination to address the arthritis health care crisis in order to improve the lives for the many people suffering from joint pain and arthritis. She saw great potential for a campaign for a much needed cause and became the inaugural Director of the Campaign to Cure Arthritis.

The Campaign to Cure Arthritis team raises philanthropic funds for priorities aligned with the vision for the Schroeder Arthritis Institute – to have worldwide impact through early diagnosis, innovative treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal diseases. Since 2010, the Campaign has raised 114 million dollars towards research, clinical care and education. Philanthropy provides important leverage and complement to peer-reviewed funds such as providing seed funds to collect enough data for a research project. In close collaboration with the Schroeder Arthritis Institute colleagues and volunteers, the campaign team identifies and cultivates individuals, corporations and foundations who have an interest in joining our team that is transforming the lives of people living with arthritis and other joint related diseases.

Anette's motivation has always been and continues to be the people – being part of an exception team that is transforming lives and reducing suffering. As part of this team, she has seen the progress form the Arthritis Program to the fully integrated Schroeder Arthritis Institute – the development of early diagnosis, disease markers, move treatments, predictive tools and models of care – all incredibly motivating and rewarding for her. It is also of utmost importance to her to keep learning. There is no shortage of new discoveries and other advances at our Institute to keep her on her toes, along with changes in the philanthropic sector. When asked what her Mantra of Fundraising Success is, Anette firmly said that it is "the importance of relationship building." The most crucial aspect of her work is to build and sustain relationships with the University Health Network and the University Health Network Foundation colleagues, fundraising volunteers, board members, grateful patients, current and prospective donors.

Anette is driven, creative, and resilient. She takes the initiative to implement new strategies. Her work with clinicians to coach them to listen for and acknowledge gratitude from patients was pioneered at our Institute and continues to be the main driver in the Campaign. Despite challenges she may face, she comes back stronger and inspires her constituents to keep going. She creatively shines through her work and problem-solving techniques.

In her personal life, Anette draws with ink and pursues the early photographic technique of cyanotype printing. She is an immigrant from Lund, Sweden, and has been enamoured by the diversity at the University Health Network and the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. She mentioned that "we solve problems together in very innovative ways."

On behalf of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, we are grateful for Anette's exceptional contributions through the Campaign to Cure Arthritis. Her work has helped transform our ability to raise funds in order to reach our main goal, to find a cure.

 

Maria Morales, Administrative Leader and Executive Assistant

Maria Morales  

Maria Morales is the Administrative Leader for the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) and the International Psoriasis and Arthritis Research Team (IPART), two prestigious research programs in the Division of Rheumatology at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. She has been part of SPARCC and IPART since the start, almost 15 years. Maria manages the accounts of the two programs in all aspects, from ethics, funding, and collaboration among network sites. These programs have the biggest longitudinal database worldwide. She is optimistic that the missions of both programs, improving the health of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are achievable. She trusts that the passion and expertise of the investigators behind these programs are and will continue to make a difference. Maria is also the Executive Assistant to Dr. Robert Inman, co-director of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, and has been in this position since 2018. She is amazed at how the Institute has evolved through the years.

When asked what her biggest motivation at work is, she said that it's the investigators that she works with. She emphasized the importance of having trust between her colleagues and seeing the passion they have helps increase her drive for what she does every day. Maria's Mantra of Success is "Never give up. Embrace the challenge." She expressed how never giving up does truly pay off and will open doors of opportunities that you never even knocked on. Everyone goes through challenges and setbacks, but despite the many challenges she has faced throughout her life, after immigrating to Canada and finding her path, she is thankful to be working in a field that thrives on making a difference.

Nothing can be done if you don't work for it and Maria is the perfect example of this. She leads by example and hopes to inspire those around her to do the same. She is very action-oriented and will push for things to get done. She has goals and will work hard to reach them. Maria is also very reliable and dependable and said "My bosses know this. Once they give me a task, consider it done."

In her personal life, Maria's family motivates her to never give up and stay resilient despite the challenges she may face. She loves travelling to shop at different stores with some of her closest friends. She also enjoys interior design and you could say it is one of her biggest hobbies.

Maria takes pride in the mission she is part of that continues to evolve and is hopeful that their shared vision, of making a difference and finding a cure for arthritis, will be reached. She wants to leave on message for her understudies and for those who will continue with this mission. She hopes when the curtains are lowered down for her, that her understudies will continue on. "The passion that we have put in these programs, it's beyond imaginable. It's our heart and soul."

On behalf of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Division of Rheumatology, we are grateful for Maria's outstanding contributions to the growth and success of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada and the International Psoriasis and Arthritis Research Team at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

 

New Appointments and Promotions

 

New Director of Lupus Program

Dr. Zahi Touma  

Dr. Zahi Touma, Scientist in the Division of Rheumatology at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, was recently appointed as the new Director of the Lupus Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

Chair of the 16th International Lupus Congress
Dr. Zahi Touma was also named Chair of the 16th International Lupus Congress which will be held in Toronto in 2025.

The Schroeder Arthritis Institute would like to thank Dr. Murray Urowtiz and recognize the remarkable legacy embodied in the Lupus Program under his leadership. We will be celebrating Dr. Urowtiz' retirement in an upcoming newsletter.

Dr. Murray Urowtiz  
 

New Division Head of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Heather Baltzer  

Dr. Heather Baltzer, Director of the Hand Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, has been appointed as the new Division Head of Plastic Surgery for the University Health Network starting March 1st, 2022. On behalf of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, we would like to congratulate Dr. Heather Baltzer on her appointment.

 

Inductee, Academy of Master Clinicians – Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Arthur Bookman  

Dr. Arthur Bookman, Coordinator of Multidisciplinary Sjogren's Clinic in the Division of Rheumatology at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and former Program Director of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Toronto, was one of the 2022 inductees to the University of Toronto's Department of Medicine's prestigious Academy of Master Clinicians.

 

Full School of Graduate Studies – The University of Toronto

Dr. Andy Wong  

Dr. Andy Wong, Scientist within the Osteoporosis Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, was recently promoted to Full School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

 

Administrative Assistant – Schroeder Arthritis Institute

Agnes So  

Agnes So was recently appointed as Administrative Assistant to Silvi Groe, Clinical Director of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

 

Administrative Assistants – Division of Orthopedics

Sayli Velankar Camille D'anjo

Sayli Velankar was recently appointed as Administrative Assistant to Dr. Raj Rampersaud, Director of the Osteoarthritis Research Program within the Schroeder Arthritis Institute.

Camille D'anjou was recently appointed as Administrative Assistant within the Division of Orthopedics at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. Camille will support the Division of Orthopedics with Integrated Care Models and administrative support to our new Patient Experience Project.

 

Awards, Grants and Recognitions

 

Collaborative Pilot Grant Competition 2022 Results

Congratulations to the recipients of the Collaborative Pilot Grant Competition 2022 at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute for their exceptional projects!

Dr. Armand Keating, Senior Scientist at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, and Dr. Nigil Haroon, Head of the Division of Rheumatology at The Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Sinai Health System, were awarded the Collaborative Pilot Grant for their project titled "Evaluation of BST2 for OA Disease Modification."

Dr. Robert Inman, Co-Director of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, and Dr. Igor Jurisica, Senior Scientist at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, were awarded the Collaborative Pilot Grant for their project titled "The roles of exosomes in Ankylosing Spondylitis Pathogenesis."

Collaborative Pilot Grant Competition 2022 Results  
 

Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) – Pilot Project Grants
Spondylitis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) – Fellowship Grant
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto – Laidlaw Manuscript Prize

Dr. Akihiro Nakamura  

Dr. Akihiro Nakamura, Spondylitis Clinical Fellow and PhD candidate at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, supervised by Dr. Nigil Haroon, was awarded the Pilot Project Grant from the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) for his project titled "Inflammation Included MIF-HIF1A Axis Augments IL-23 Secretion from Neutrophils and Drives New Bone Formation in Spondyloarthritis."

Dr. Akihiro Nakamura was also awarded a Fellowship Grant for Pilot Projects from the Spondylitis Research and Treatment Network for his project titled "Clinical validation of neutrophil DTL (a negative regulator of IL-23) expression in SpA".

He was also awarded the highest academic award, the Laidlaw Manuscript Prize for best manuscript from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, for his research paper in Science Translational Medicine titled "Macrophage migration inhibitory factor drives pathology in a mouse model of spondyloarthritis and is associated with human disease."

 

National Federation of Malayalee Association – Pravasi Ratna Award

Dr. Nigil Haroon  

Dr. Nigil Haroon, Head of the Division of Rheumatology at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Sinai Health System, was awarded the Pravasi Ratna Award from the National Federation of Malayalee Associations in Canada, for his outstanding community outreach and contributions in Kerala, India. Read more about Recognizing Community Leadership


 

Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto – Faculty Recognition Award
Honouring Women Who Lead – The National Psoriasis Foundation

Dr. Dafna Gladman  

Dr. Dafna Gladman, Senior Scientist at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, was awarded the 2022 University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science Faculty Recognition Award for her Exceptional Mentorship.

Dr. Dafna Gladman was also honoured as a Women Who Leads by the National Psoriasis Foundation on June 11, 2022. Watch Dr. Gladman's tribute video

 

Student Awards

 

Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's (CGS M) Competition 2022

Zi Xuan Zhang Anca Maglaviceanu

Zi Xuan Zhang, Graduate Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Krembil Research Institute, supervised by Dr. Eli Sone and Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan, was awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Competition 2022 for her project titled "Injectable Mineralized Collagen Hydrogels for Bone Repair."

Anca Maglaviceanu, Master's Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Mohit Kapoor, was awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Competition 2022 for her project titled "Elucidating the effects and mechanisms of action of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on human osteoarthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes and chondrocytes."

 

Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) – Pilot Project Grants

Addison Pacheco  

Addison Pacheco, Graduate Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, supervised by Dr. Robert Inman, was awarded the Pilot Project Grant from the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) for his project titled "Genetic and Epigenetic Modulation of Regulatory T Cells in Axial Spondyloarthritis."

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Undergraduate Student Research Summer Award

Griffin Cops  

Griffin Cops, Summer Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, was awarded the 2022 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Summer Award for his project titled "DoE Optimization of Scalable MSC Expansion in 3D Configurations."

 

The Graduate Student & Clinical Research Fellowship Award 2022 Results

Dr. James Young, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Anthony Perruccio and co-supervised by Dr. Vinod Chandran, was awarded the Graduate Student & Clinical Research Fellowship Award for his project titled "Comparing treatment effects of education and exercise versus surgery: a matched observational study of Canadians with knee or hip osteoarthritis."

Sreemoyee Ghosh, PhD Candidate at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Vinod Chandran and co-supervised by Dr. Igor Jurisica, was awarded the Graduate Student & Clinical Research Fellowship Award for her project titled "Multi-omics data integration for psoriatic disease."

The Graduate Student & Clinical Research Fellowship Award 2022 Results  
 

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) – Winter 2022 Conference Grant

Anca Maglaviceanu Kabriya Thavaratnam

Anca Maglaviceanu, Master's Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, supervised by Dr. Mohit Kapoor, was awarded the Winter 2022 Conference Grant from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto for her project titled "Elucidating the effects and mechanisms of action of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on human osteoarthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes and chondrocytes."

Kabriya Thavaratnam, PhD Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, supervised by Dr. Mohit Kapoor, was awarded the Winter 2022 Conference Grant from the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto for her project titled "Utilizing single nuclei RNA sequencing to identify distinct cell subsets and mechanisms in the synovium of early and late stage radiographic knee osteoarthritis."

 

22nd Annual Krembil Research Day Competition

Lauren Banh Dr. Michelle Barraclough Dr. Michael Tang

Lauren Banh, Graduate Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Sowmya Viswanathan, was awarded third place in the Poster Presentation Graduate Student Category at the Krembil Research Day Competition for her project titled "Microfluidic organ-on-a-chip technology for osteoarthritis studies."

Dr. Michelle Barraclough, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Zahi Touma, was awarded first place in the Poster Presentation Postdoctoral Category at the Krembil Research Day Competition for her project titled "Are virtual cognitive assessment comparable to in-person assessment in a systemic lupus erythematosus cohort?"

Dr. Michael Tang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Robert Inman, was awarded third place in the Poster Presentation Postdoctoral Category at the Krembil Research Day Competition for his project titled "Deep Immune Profiling of Cytotoxic T cells from Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) Revealed a Subset of PD-1+ TIGIT+ CTL that Resists Immune Exhaustion."

 

International Society of Osteoarthritis Imaging Meeting – Young Investigator Award

Siwen Liu  

Siwen Liu, Master's Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, supervised by Dr. Andy Wong, was recently awarded a Young Investigator Award at the International Society of Osteoarthritis Imaging meeting in Tokyo, Japan, for her project titled "Bone-muscle-fat interactions and percussive evidence of inflammation in non-overweight women with early knee osteoarthritis."

 

Data Sciences Institute Doctoral Student Fellowship Award

Oreoluwa Kolade  

Oreoluwa Kolade, PhD Student at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, has received the Data Sciences Institute Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for his project titled "Development of Predictive Models to Optimize Critical Quality Attributes of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells by Manipulating Critical Process Parameters and Donor Heterogeneity."

 

Presentations & Meetings

 

International Psoriasis and Arthritis Research Team (IPART) – 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

 

The International Psoriasis and Arthritis Research Team (IPART) held its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting on May 6th, 2022, at the DELTA Toronto Hotel. This meeting was conducted in a hybrid format and IPART's core and collaborating investigators from Canada, the United States of America, and international, took part in these meetings. The leading core site for IPART is the Psoriatic Arthritis Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, University Health Network. This program is spearheaded by Dr. Dafna Gladman, Principal Investigator, and Dr. Vinod Chandran and Dr. Cheryl F. Rosen, co-Investigators.

 

Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Osteoarthritis

The Osteoarthritis Research Program at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute is hosting a Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Osteoarthritis: Challenges & Opportunities. This Symposium will be held on August 24, 2022, 8-10:30 AM EST, at the BMO Conference Center at Krembil Discovery Tower in Toronto, Ontario. More details will be sent out shortly.

Symposium on Regenerative Medicine & Osteoarthritis  
 

Arthritis in the News

 

Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences Program at Rotman School of Management

Dr. Nigil Haroon  

Dr. Nigil Haroon, Head of the Division of Rheumatology at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute and Sinai Health System, was featured in the University of Toronto's Rotman Management Newsletter. Dr. Haroon expresses how the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) program at the Rotman School of Management played a major role in preparing him to be in the position he is in today. This piece explores the science management in a healthcare environment and the importance of network and friendship building in this role. Read the full article

 

ACPAC Class of 2022

 

 

The Schroeder Arthritis Institute and the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce completion of the 2021/2022 Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program.

The ACPAC program is a unique post-licensure academic and clinical education program to prepare experienced physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and chiropractors for extended practice roles by providing advanced training in the diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. The aim of this program is to further develop human health resources to improve access to timely and appropriate care for people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.

This accredited program is led by Dr. Amanda Steiman, Dr. Christian Veillette, Leslie Soever, Laura Passalent, Dr. Rakesh Mohankumar, Carolyn Whiskin, and Kunal Bhatt. The program is supported by the Schroeder Arthritis Institute Program Medical Director, Dr. Robert Inman.

 

The 2021/2022 academic year was the first full year the program was offered as a hybrid model of in-person and online lectures with much of the faculty expertise found in the Schroeder Institute’s Divisions of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Osteoporosis, and Hand Program as well as lectures and preceptorships provided by faculty from the Departments of Medicine, Surgery and Medical Imaging at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and beyond.

This year we had 11 candidates complete the ACPAC program. All were experienced physiotherapists from various locations across Ontario in addition to one candidate from Alberta.

 

Retirement

 

Happy Retirement!

Dr. Simon Carette  

After 40 years working with the University Health Network, Dr. Simon Carette, Director of the Vasculitis Clinic at the Schroeder Arthritis Institute at the University Health Network and at Sinai Health System, we are grateful for his exceptional contribution throughout the years. He has earned the respect and affection of colleagues and patients for his contribution to rheumatology research, education, and patient care. "Absolutely brilliant rheumatology, great teacher, world-renowned vasculitis expert. A great human being with a big heart."

With humility and compassion, Dr. Carette developed an international reputation as one of the world's foremost experts in vasculitis. With a passion for teaching and life-long learning, he has been a mentor to rheumatologists in training to be the future leaders.

On behalf of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, we are thankful for Dr. Carette's outstanding contributions and we wish him all the best in the future.

 

International Conference on Arthritis

 

Register for Free!

The Schroeder Arthritis Institute, in partnership with The Arthritis Society, CIHR-Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, is pleased to invite you to the inaugural International Conference on Arthritis: Convergence of Care, Education and Research, a virtual event on October 13 and 14, 2022.

Through 4 keynote talks, 3 debates, 8 concurrent sessions and over 30 invited speakers, this conference will showcase cutting edge research and latest advancements in clinical care in arthritis.

Free registration is now open. For all updates, registrations and conference information, please visit www.ica-sai.com

International Conference on Arthritis  
 

Notable Publications

 

Accelerated waning of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines in patients with immunes mediated inflammatory diseases

Dayam RM, Law JC, Goetgebuer RL, Chao GY, Abe KT, Sutton M, Finkelstein N, Stempak JM, Pereira D, Croitoru D, Acheampong L, Rizwan S, Rymaszewski K, Milgrom R, Ganatra D, Batista NV, Girard M, Lau I, Law R, Cheung MW, Rathod B, Kitaygorodsky J, Samson R, Hu Q, Hardy WR, Haroon N, Inman RD, Piguet V, Chandran V, Silverberg MS, Gingras AC, Watts TH. JCI Insight. April 2022.
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Advances in organ-on-a-chip systems for modelling joint tissue and osteoarthritic diseases

Banh L, Cheung KK, Chan MWY, Young EWK, Viswanathan S. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. April 2022.
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Association of Cardiac Biomarkers with Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: A longitudinal Cohort Study

Colaco K, Lee KA, Akhtari S, Winer R, Welsh P, Sattar N, McInnes IB, Chandran V, Harvey O, Cook RJ, Gladman DD, Piguet V, Eder L. Arthritis Rheumatol. March 2022.
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Association of Presurgical Circulating MicroRNAs with 1-year Postsurgical Pain Reduction in Spine Facet Osteoarthritis Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lively S, Milliot M, Potla, P, Espin-Garcia O, Layeghifard, M, Sundararajan K, Endisha H*, Nakamura A*, Perruccio AV, Veillette C, Kapoor M , Rampersaud YR. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open. June 2022.
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Baseline Disease Activity Predicts Achievement of cDAPSA Treatment Targets With Apremilast: Phase 3 Results in DMARD-Naive Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

Mease PJ, Kavanaugh A, Ogdie A, Wells AF, Bergman M, Gladman DD, Richter S, Teng L, Jardon S, Smolen JS. J Rheumatol. April 2022
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Conceptual framework for defining disease modification in systemic lupus erythematosus: a call for formal criteria

Van Vollenhoven R, Askanase AD, Bomback AS, Bruce IN, Carroll A, Dall'Era M, Daniels M, Levy RA, Schwarting A, Quasny HA, Urowitz MB, Zhao MH, Furie R. Lupus Sci Med. March 2022.
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Contribution of microRNA-27b-3p to synovial fibrotic responses in knee osteoarthritis

Tavallaee G, Lively S, Rockel JS, Ali SA, Im M, Sarda C, Mitchell GM, Rossomacha E, Nakamura S, Potla P, Gabrial S, Matelski J, Ratneswaran A, Perry K, Hinx B, Ghandi R, Jurisica I, Kapoor M. Arthritis & Rheum. July 2022.
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COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Unit Stays, Ventilation, and Death Among Patients With Immune-mediated Inflammatory Diseases Compared to Controls

Eder L, Croxford R, Drucker AM, Mendel A, Kuriya B, Touma Z, Johnson SR, Cook R, Bernatsky S, Haroon N, Widdifield J. J Rheumatol. May 2022.
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EphB4 and ephrinB2 act in opposition in the head and neck tumor microenvironment

Bhatia S, Nguyen D, Darragh LB, Van Court B, Sharma J, Knitz MW, Piper M, Bukkapatnam S, Gadwa J, Bickett TE, Bhuvane S, Corbo S, Wu B, Lee Y, Fujita M, Joshi M, Heasley LE, Ferris RL, Rodriguez O, Albanese C, Kapoor M, Pasquale EB, Karam SD. Nat Commun. June 2022.
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Exploring cannabis use and perspectives among psoriatic disease patients

Tsang J, Silverberg O, Machhar R, Pollock R, Pereira D, Sutton M, Gladman DD, Rosen CF. Clin Rheumatol. May 2022.
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Flares after hydroxychloroquine reduction or discontinuation: results from the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) inception cohort

Almeida-Brasil CC, Hanly JG, Urowitz M, Clarke AE, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Gordon C, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri M, Ginzler EM, Wallace DJ, Bae SC, Romero-Diaz J, Dooley MA, Peschken C, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Manzi S, Jacobsen S, Lim S, van Vollenhoven RF, Nived O, Jönsen A, Kamen DL, Aranow C, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Gladman DD, Fortin PR, Alarcón GS, Merrill JT, Kalunian K, Ramos-Casals M, Steinsson K, Zoma A, Askanase A, Khamashta MA, Bruce IN, Inanc M, Abrahamowicz M, Bernatsky S. Ann Rheum Dis. March 2022.
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Hybrid Core-Shell Polymer Scaffold for Bone Tissue Regeneration

Sartore L, Pasini C, Pandini S, Dey K, Ferrari M, Taboni S, Chan H HL, Townson J, Viswanathan S, Mathews S, Gilbert RW, Irish JC, Re F, Nicolai P, Russo D. Int J Mol Sci. April 2022.
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Hydroxychloroquine in the pregnancies of women with lupus: a meta-analysis of individual participant date

Clowse MEB, Eudy AM, Balevic S, Sanders-Schmidler G, Kosinski A, Fischer-Betz R, Gladman DD, Molad Y, Nalli C, Mokbel A, Tincani A, Urowitz M, Bay C, van Noord M, Petri M. Lupus Sci Med. March 2022.
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Identification of a Differential Metabolite-Based Signature in Patients with Late-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis

Rockel JS, Layeghifard M, Rampersaud YR, Perruccio AV, Mahomed NN, Davey R, Syed K, Gandhi R and Kapoor M. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open. April 2022.
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Impact of belimumab on organ damage in systemic lupus erythematosus

Urowitz MB, Aranow C, Asukai Y, Bass DL, Bruce IN, Chauhan D, Dall'Era M, Furie R, Fox NL, Gilbride JA, Hammer A, Ginzler EM, Gonzalez-Rivera T, Levy RA, Merrill JT, Quasny H, Roth DA, Stohl W, van Vollenhoven R, Wallace DJ, Petri M. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). April 2022.
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Longitudinal Analysis of ANA in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Inception Cohort

Choi MY, Clarke AE, Urowitz M, Hanly J, St-Pierre Y, Gordon C, Bae SC, Romero-Diaz J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Bernatsky S, Wallace DJ, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Merrill JT, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Bruce IN, Petri M, Ginzler EM, Dooley MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Manzi S, Jönsen A, Alarcón GS, van Vollenhoven RF, Aranow C, Mackay M, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Lim S, Inanc M, Kalunian K, Jacobsen S, Peschken C, Kamen DL, Askanase A, Buyon JP, Costenbader KH, Fritzler MJ. Ann Rheum Dis. March 2022.
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Osteoarthritis pathophysiology - therapeutic target discovery may require a multi-faceted approach

Vincent T, Alliston T, Kapoor M, Loeser R, Troeberg L, Little C. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. May 2022.
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Potential Impact of Sex and Body Mass Index on Response to Therapy in Psoriatic Arthritis: Post-hoc Analysis of Results From the SEAM-PsA Trial

Mease PJ, Gladman DD, Merola JF, Deodhar A, Ogdie A, Collier DH, Liu L, Kavanaugh A. J Rheumatol. April 2022.
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Prediction of Hospitalizations in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Using the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Frailty Index

Legge A, Kirkland S, Rockwood K, Andreou P, Bae SC, Gordon C, Romero-Diaz J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Wallace DJ, Bernatsky S, Clarke AE, Merrill JT, Ginzler EM, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Urowitz MB, Bruce IN, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Alarcón GS, Petri M, Khamashta MA, Dooley MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Manzi S, Zoma AA, Aranow C, Mackay M, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Lim SS, Inanc M, van Vollenhoven RF, Jonsen A, Nived O, Ramos-Casals M, Kamen DL, Kalunian KC, Jacobsen S, Peschken CA, Askanase A, Hanly JG. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). April 2022.
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Serological abnormalities that predict progression to systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases in antinuclear antibody-positive individuals

Muñoz-Grajales C, Prokopec SD, Johnson SR, Touma Z, Ahmad Z, Bonilla D, Hiraki L, Bookman A, Boutros PC, Chruscinski A, Wither J. Rheumatology (Oxford). March 2022.
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The incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolic events in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Damian AC, Colaco K, Rohekar S, Boyd T, Chandran V, Gladman DD, Cook R, Eder L. Semin Arthritis Rheum. April 2022.
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What are the domains and outcome measures used in the existing neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus literature?

Bingham KS, Strand V, Simon LS, Touma Z. Rheumatology (Oxford). March 2022.
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