How can I help?
If so, you may be interested in participating in our study. To participate you need to be at least 18 years of age, and to have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. The study is also enrolling non-affected spouses and friends.
Who is conducting the study?
The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The doctors conducting the study are Principal Investigator John D. Reveille, MD, University of Texas, Houston and colleagues; Michael H. Weisman, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Michael Ward MD, MPH, National Institute of Health, Bethesda.
How can I find out more?
Please contact one of the following Study Coordinators for more information:
Southern California: Tessa Scaffide, 310-423-2422
Houston Area: Laura Diekman, 713-500-6852, email@example.com
Washington DC Area: Michael M. Ward, MD, 301-496-7263, firstname.lastname@example.org
The TASC study is enrolling parents, siblings and offspring (ages 12 and up) of individuals who have been diagnosed with AS. Please note that the person with AS must also be enrolled or be willing to be enrolled in the TASC study for family members to take part. For more information, please contact Laura Diekman, study coordinator at 713-500-6852 or by email: Laura.Diekman@uth.tmc.edu