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Recent Photos from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

2013 Photos

Photo of a large group of people.Shown during HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s visit to the Children’s Inn at NIH are (from l): Inn CEO Kathy Russell, Mr. Carlos Martinez (father), Ms. Tia Ford (friend), Sec. Sebelius, Ms. Kayla Martinez (patient), Dr. Francis Collins (NIH Director), Ms. Dorelia Rivera (mother) and Dr. Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky of NIAMS’ Pediatric Translational Research Branch.
DATE: August 1, 2013 | Photographer: Bill Branson
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photo of Dr. Francis Collins.NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., addressed the NIAMS Coalition on November 6, 2013, at the fourth bi-annual Outreach and Education Day event. The Coalition is a group of nearly 90 professional and voluntary organizations concerned with the programs of the NIAMS.
DATE: November 6, 2013 | Photographer: Bill Branson
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Photo of John O'Shea.John O'Shea, M.D., NIAMS Scientific Director and Chief of the NIAMS Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch.
DATE: 8/17/12 | Photographer: Michael Spencer
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Photo of a large group of people.On April 30, 2013, NIH grantees, clinicians and patients met NIAMS leadership and staff to discuss how findings from basic, translational and clinical osteoarthritis (OA) research can be combined with recent advances in inflammation research to enhance understanding of the early processes involved in the initiation and onset of disease. The discussion prompted possible avenues for interventions to prevent or delay OA development. Part of the Institute’s scientific planning process, the full-day roundtable addressed topics including the impact of inflammation, the evidence for activation of inflammation in the development of OA, and the relationship of inflammation to pain and other pathogenic pathways in the disease. The group also discussed how interventions during the initial injury of a joint and the ensuing healing process might influence the later development of OA. Participants included NIAMS Deputy Director Dr. Robert Carter (front, fourth from r) and staff, including Drs. Joan McGowan (front, third from l), Bernadette Tyree (front, fourth from l) and Gayle Lester (front row, third from r).
DATE: April 30, 2013 | Photographer: Richard W. Clark
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2012 Photos

Photo of NIAMS Intramural researcher Martin Pelletier. NIAMS Intramural researcher Martin Pelletier, Ph.D., discusses his research poster, "Characterization of the inflammatory processes involved in the familial autoinflammatory disease TRAPS," at the NIAMS Intramural Retreat, June 1, 2012.
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Photo of Stephen I. Katz presenting the National Policy Leadership Award at the LFA Butterfly Gala.Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. (third from left), Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) presented the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) National Policy Leadership Award to the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Lupus Caucus Co-Chairs: From left, Representatives Tom Rooney (R-FL-16), Jim Moran (D-VA-8), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-18), and William Keating (D-MA-10). The award was given for their leadership to ensure that Members of Congress understand the impact of lupus on individuals and their families and actively support the advancement of lupus research and increased awareness of lupus among the public and health professionals. The presentation was made at the LFA’s Butterfly Gala on May 8, 2012. Also pictured is Shannon Boxx, U.S. Women's Soccer player and Olympic gold medalist, who is living with lupus. Photo credit: Kaye Evans-Lutterodt
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Photo of NIAMS Scientific Director John O’Shea, M.D. In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved tofacitinib to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Tofacitinib targets Janus kinases, which were discovered in 1993 by NIAMS Scientific Director John O’Shea, M.D.
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Photo of Maria Morasso, Ph.D. with representatives from the National Psoriasis Foundation.Maria Morasso, Ph.D., Chief of the NIAMS Laboratory of Skin Biology, discusses NIAMS research with representatives from the National Psoriasis Foundation during a visit to NIAMS labs on March 9, 2012.

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2011 Photos

Photo of the audience at the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.Hundreds of researchers, health care providers and patients from across the U.S. came to the NIH for the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium held in Lipsett Amphitheater on June 13, 2011.
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A photo of Dr. Francis Collins apeaking at the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Research!America Chairman John Edward Porter joined NIAMS Director Dr. Stephen Katz in delivering introductory talks. Dr. Collins praised the NIAMS for tackling the nation's "common, chronic, crippling and costly" diseases by anticipating where scientific opportunities lay, exploiting them and shepherding research toward meaningful results.
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A photo of Lupus conference attendees.NIAMS Director Dr. Stephen Katz discusses the Institute's many partners at the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Improving Lives Through Discovery.
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Attendees in front of a scientific poster at NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.Two attendees discuss one of the studies featured in a scientific poster presented at the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.
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A photo of Dr. Stephen Katz, Tom Clemens, John Edward Porter at the NIAMS 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.NIAMS Director Dr. Stephen Katz (c) joins orthopaedic researcher Dr. Tom Clemens (l) and 2011 NIAMS Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award honoree John Edward Porter at a Congressional briefing commemorating the Institute’s 25th anniversary.
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A photo of Lupus conference attendees.Msgr. John Enzler, President and C.E.O. of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, (at podium) spoke at the 10th anniversary celebration of the NIAMS Community Health Center (CHC) on September 28, 2011. NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins (right) and NIAMS Director Dr. Stephen Katz (left) also spoke at the event. The NIAMS CHC is a health information and medical center located in Silver Spring, MD, providing health care services to people affected by arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatic diseases.
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Attendees at the NIAMS Coalition Outreach and Education Meeting.More than 50 individuals representing 40 organizations attended the NIAMS Coalition 2011 Outreach and Education Meeting: Creating Connections for Science. The event was held on October 11, 2011. The Coalition is a group of more than 70 professional and voluntary organizations concerned with NIAMS programs.
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A photo of Jak-STAT organizers.NIAMS, NHLBI and NIDDK recently co-sponsored The Jak-STAT Pathway: 20 Years from Discovery to Drugs. The event celebrated the 20th year of Jak-STAT research, highlighting recent basic developments in the field, relevance to diseases and new therapeutics. The pathway has become a paradigm in signal transduction, but has also shed light on a number of diseases ranging from immunodeficiencies to hematological malignancies. The 3-day meeting convened an international team of industry, academic and government scientists who focused on the translational advances that have arisen from the basic discoveries of the Jak-STAT pathway. Organizers included (from l) Dr. James Darnell, Rockefeller University; Dr. Richard Jove, City of Hope; Dr. Lothar Hennighausen, NIDDK; Dr. John O’Shea, NIAMS; Dr. David Levy, NYU; and Dr. Warren Leonard, NHLBI.
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A photo of panelists at Reaching Out to Urban Indians workshop.Panelists at Reaching Out to Urban Indians: Best Practices in Communications and Partnerships included (from l) Dr. Kristen Nadeau, University of Colorado-Denver; John Burklow, NIH Associate Director for Communications and Public Liaison; Wilbur Woodis, HHS Office of Minority Health; D’Shane Barnett, National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH); Dr. Jami Bartgis, also of NCUIH.
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2010 Photos

Photo of the trans-NIH American AI/AN Health Communications and Information Work Group.The trans-NIH American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health Communications and Information Work Group hosted a half-day workshop on December 8, 2010 for NIH communications staff on “Creating Connections: Building Partnerships between the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).” Speakers and moderators at the 2010 NIH AI/AN Workshop. From left: Wilbur Woodis, OASH; Leo Nolan, IHS; Susan Anderson, IHS; Thomas Sweeney, IHS; Mimi Lising, NIAMS; Ben Smith, IHS; and Marin Allen, OD/OCPL.
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A photo of Lupus conference organizers Dr. Howard Young, Dr. Silvia Bolland, and Dr. Juan Rivera.In September 2010, NIAMS, NCI, NIAID and the Office of Research on Women’s Health cosponsored “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: From Mouse Models to Human Disease and Treatment.” Organizers included (from l) Dr. Howard Young, NCI; Dr. Silvia Bolland, NIAID; and Dr. Juan Rivera, NIAMS.
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A photo of Lupus conference attendees.

The 2-day meeting at Lister Hill Center brought together basic research scientists working on models of autoimmune disease relevant to systemic lupus erythematosus and clinicians treating lupus patients. The conference generated ideas regarding future steps needed to further lupus research and the use of mouse models.
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2009 Photos

a photo of a doctor and a nurse sanding over a smiling child lying in bed. NIAMS researchers Raphaela T. Goldbach-Mansky, M.D., M.H.S. (left) and Nicole Plass, R.N., M.P.A., U.S. Public Health Service, with a DIRA patient. NIAMS’ research has led to the identification and successful treatment of DIRA (deficiency of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist), a genetic autoinflammatory disorder in children.
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a photo of three researchers looking through an MRI machine. Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) researchers at Ohio State University look through the opening of an MRI machine, used to image the knees of patients. The OAI, a public-private partnership, led by NIAMS and the National Institute on Aging with additional support from five other Institutes and Centers, funds research and information sharing resources to aid in the identification of biological markers for osteoarthritis.
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a photo of 4 people standing together, dressed in business attire. NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., (center left) with former Congressman the Hon. John Porter and the co-chairs of the NIAMS Coalition. Mr. Porter gave the keynote address at the Coalition’s Education and Outreach Day, November 3, 2009. The meeting gave NIAMS Coalition members an opportunity to network and share best practices on the importance of connecting science to the public, while learning more about the inner workings of the NIH and NIAMS.
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2007 Photos

a photo of Dr. Elias Zerhouni Dr. Michael D. Griffin signing an agreement. In September 2007, NIH Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and NASA Administrator Dr. Michael D. Griffin signed an agreement making U.S. resources on the International Space Station available for NIH-funded research. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (l), Sen. Barbara Mikulski, and NIAMS Director Dr. Steve Katz witnessed the occasion.
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