Current Clinical Studies
Ongoing Research Support
RO1 AR49010 (Crofford, PI) 10/01/04-09/30/08 NIH
Microsomal prostaglandin E synthase in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The major goal of this project is to use animal models to determine to role
of mPGES-1 in inflammation and immunity.
Duke University Contract (Crofford, Site PI) 09/01/05-08/31/13
Scleroderma: Cyclophosphamide or Transplant (SCOT)
The goals of this project are to compare autologous CD34+ stem cell
transplantation to monthly IV cyclophosphamide for patients with early
diffuse systemic sclerosis with organ involvement.
Role: Site PI and Steering Committee for Overall Project
University of Pittsburg Contract (Crofford, Site PI) 04/01/06-03/31/09
Rituximab in the Treatment of Refractory Adult and Juvenile Dermatomyositis
(DM) and Adult Polymyositis (PM)
The goals of this project are to determine the efficacy of rituximab in
treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Role: Site PI