Federal Focus on Autoimmune Disease Research: Building Toward the Future
Autoimmune disease is on the rise. The overall cost to patients, caregivers and society is increasing. While there are remarkable advances in research occurring every day, there is still no cure. Learn how the Office of Autoimmune Disease Research, an office established by Congress within the National Institutes of Health, will offer a path forward by coordinating resources, research and functioning as a strategic, centralized nexus to help fight autoimmune disease. Overarching recommendations from the report include:
- Identification of a working, consensus definition of autoimmunity
- Establishment of comprehensive, standardized autoimmune registries
- Coordinated research around an overall strategic action plan that maximizes resources and technological breakthroughs.
Read the press release form the National Institutes of Health.
Watch: Learn about the genesis of the Office of Autoimmune Disease Research, why it is important to the future of autoimmune research, what impacts it will have on patients, and the important role it will play for accelerating discoveries in understanding, treatment, and prevention.
Read: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s assessment of the autoimmune disease research portfolio of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and recommendations.