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Announcing SSF's 2015/2016 Research Grantees

Posted on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

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SSF_Research_2016It is because of your generous support that the SSF is able fund talented researchers and expand the Foundation's research program. We strive to foster research that will have the greatest potential impact on Sjögren's patients, ensuring new therapeutics are developed and a cure is found. 

The SSF research program is designed to reward exceptional research efforts and encourage investigators to continue their focus on Sjögren's throughout their careers. Many of our researchers' work has led to larger grants by other institutes to continue their work and new Sjögren's breakthroughs!  

The Foundation is proud of the work we fund and would like to share with you the five new 2015-2016 SSF Research Grant Recipients and the 2015 SSF Outstanding Abstract Awardee:

Marit Hoeyberg Aure, PhD     
Postdoctoral fellow 
Center for Oral Biology
University of Rochester
Cell lineage analysis in lacrimal gland maintenance and repair
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Alan Nathaniel Baer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine (Rheumatology)
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Comprehensive analysis of antibodies in Sjögren’s using phage immunoprecipitation sequencing
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Maria C. Edman, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy
Tear fluid and serum levels of Cathepsin S and its endogenous inhibitor Cystatin C as biomarkers for Sjögren’s 
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Markus Hardt, PhD
Assistant Member of the Staff
Department of Applied Oral Sciences
The Forsyth Institute
Identification of proteolytic profiles diagnostic of Sjögren’s
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Petros Papagerakis, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dentistry
Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Clinical Significance of Circadian Rhythms Disruption in Sjögren’s Pathogenesis
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The SSF Outstanding Abstract Award is designed for the Foundation to recognize excellence in research by new and/or young investigators who present outstanding abstracts on Sjögren’s research at professional meetings.SSF_Blog_Research_picture-1.jpg

Awardeed at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting

Erlin A. Haacke, MD
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands

Abstract: Salivary Gland FcRL4+ B-Cells Are a Potential Source of Progenitor Cells for MALT Lymphoma in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome   Download Abstract

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