Independent Review - Excellence in Research


The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) asked an independent review panel of experts to assess the organization. The panel’s review assessed both the research and researchers funded by ANRF. The Independent Panel found ANRF “Extremely Successful” in fulfilling its mission and delivered the highest possible overall results rating.

“The ANRF has achieved a remarkable level of success”
“Quality of projects and the investigators selected considered outstanding”

“Grant recipients have made, & continue to make, meaningful research contributions to the field of arthritis & autoimmune research”

– Independent Review Panel –

Results Ratings

ANRF was rated in five specific categories plus on its overall performance results:
5 – Outstanding • 4 – Exceeds Expectations • 3 – Meets Expectations • 2 – Improvement Needed • 1 – Unsatifactory

Click here to read the full independent panel report PDF.

The Arthritis National Research Foundation is most grateful for the efforts and careful examination of its methods and results evaluated by the esteemed team of reviewers. This review is a long-term follow up of ANRF grants awarded and the grant recipients.

The independent panel suggestions to help ANRF improve in the future were welcomed and have been considered by the Board of Directors. Click here to view the response and action taken as a result of the suggestions.

The Reviewers


betty-diamond-md Betty Diamond, MD
Investigator & Head, Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY,
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
richard-pope-md Richard M. Pope, MD
Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology
Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine — Rheumatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
david-wofsy-md David Wofsy, MD
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology
University of California, San Francisco, CA
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