CARRA continues to lead the North American pediatric rheumatology research community

The recent annual meeting of the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) saw a growing number of participants and new developments in collaborative research projects. In this article, Yukiko Kimura, M.D., past president of CARRA and chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, explains that CARRA continues to work in unison with the Arthritis Foundation, which has supported an intramural grant program, a pilot program to support registry sites, and a project to develop a clinically useful electronic dashboard to allow patients and clinicians to coproduce care and make treatment decisions. CARRA and the Arthritis Foundation support an externally-led Food and Drug Administration initiative called the Patient-Focused Drug Development program to bring patient voices into the arena of drug development.