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2023/2024 Research Grant Awards

Anat Galor, MD, MSPH
Staff Physician – Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami

Miami, FL
Defining and Understanding Neurologic Manifestations of Sjögren’s Based on Ocular Surface Phenotype
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Rachael Gordon, MD, PhD
Rheumatology Fellow
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Investigating the Role of IL-12 in Sjögren’s Disease Pathogenesis
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Chris Lessard, PhD
Associate Member
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK
Expanding Our Understanding of the Heterogeneity and Heritability of Sjögren’s in Diverse Populations
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Harim Tavares dos Santos, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
The Role of Tuft Cells in Salivary Gland Immunity
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Dysautonomia Grant

The Sjögren’s Foundation is excited to share that in addition to awarding our new Pilot and High Impact grants, a $50,000 grant has been awarded to Dr. Kamal Chémali to study the prevalence of elevated Mycoplasma pneumoniæ titers in Sjögren’s and other autoimmune disorder-associated neuropathic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (neuropathic POTS).

Dr. Chémali, an associate professor of neurology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has focused his research and career on autonomic nervous system disorders, small fiber neuropathies (SFN) and autoimmune autonomic neuropathies.

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