SAA's Commitment To Research

Since its inception, SAA has been committed to research, from funding scientific meetings to launching the first genetic research study in the United States on ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. SAA continuously supports innovative research and researchers. As an early leader in the quest for a cure, SAA has funded a spondyloarthritis patient registry, studies on the microbiome in spondyloarthritis, life impact studies, as well as health care professional educational CME programs such as the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) program to help radiologists and rheumatologists work together to hasten diagnosis.

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The following is a listing from SAA of active third party spondylitis research opportunities. SAA is not affiliated with these studies, and is sharing them as a service to the community.
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Research Funded by SAA

SAA prides itself on being a leader in Spondylitis support. In addition to providing grants and spreading awareness, we sponsor a number of research programs that aim to find a cure for spondylitis.

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Early Career Investigator Award

As we seek to expand the number of rheumatologists and researchers in the United States focusing on spondyloarthritis, the Spondylitis Association of America has created the SAA/Bruckel Early Career Investigator Award hopes to encourage new, upcoming rheumatologists to focus on the future of treatment and research in ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases.

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Research Article Archive

Health research has high value to society. It can provide important information about disease trends and risk factors, outcomes of treatment, functional abilities, patterns of care, and health care costs and use. The different approaches to research provide complementary insights. Clinical trials can provide important information about the efficacy and adverse effects of medical interventions by controlling the variables that could impact the results of the study, but feedback from real-world clinical experience is also crucial for comparing and improving the use of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and diagnostics.

Click the button below to view some of the studies that have contributed to our increased understanding of spondyloarthritis.

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SAA receives no government funding and relies on the generous donations from individuals to create and maintain the programs and services aimed at improving the futures of the 2.7 million Americans affected by spondylitis.

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