Update: SJIA Foundation Receives Chan Zuckerberg Funding

Post Date: February 7, 2020


Vikram Boutele, age 7, was diagnosed with sJIA shortly after his 1st birthday. His family moved from San Francisco to Cincinnati to receive care from rheumatology experts at Cincinnati Children’s

We are excited to learn that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has selected the Systemic JIA Foundation to receive a “Rare As One” grant to accelerate research to improve treatments for systemic juvenile arthritis (SJIA).

Cincinnati Children’s investigators Alexei Grom, MD, and Grant Schulert, MD, PhD, have been working closely with the SJIA Foundation to study the emergence of systemic JIA-associated lung disease and to pursue potential new treatments.

Read our October 2019 blog post about this work.

Read more about the new Rare As One grant.

Read research details in Arthritis and Rheumatology.