Pediatric rheumatologists at Comer Children's are working to advance patient care through medical education and research. In addition to training future pediatric rheumatologists through our fellowship program, residents and medical students from around the country and world come to Comer Children’s Hospital to learn about pediatric rheumatologic disease diagnosis and management.
We participate in collaborative research with other institutions across the country through the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA). www.carragroup.org
As a group of more than 400 pediatric rheumatologists and researchers, CARRA focuses on developing new and better treatments as well as focusing on determining best practices for juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, vasculitis, scleroderma, chronic pain, and other rheumatic diseases. You and your child may be asked to participate in a research study to further knowledge about pediatric rheumatic diseases.