The Rheumatology faculty and fellows are involved in various ongoing clinical research projects. It is required for fellows to participate in at least one supervised project during their training, which may be a clinical or laboratory based project. It is expected that the results will be presented at a local or national meeting and prepared for publication.
Anthony Reginato, PhD, MD: The major basic science research component of the Division of Rheumatology is directed by Dr. Anthony M. Reginato who interacts with the Department of Orthopedics through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital and the Department of Hematology Oncology (Dr Olin Liang) to provide a multidisciplinary research center with emphasis of basic science of joint diseases. COBRE’s areas of research interest include bone and joint development, bone biology, cytokine biology and signaling, boundary lubrication and biomechanics, pathogenesis of degenerative and crystal-induced arthritis. Dr. Reginato’s clinical research interests include the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnosis of rheumatic diseases, outcomes measures in crystal induced-arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Deepan Dalal, MD, MPH: Dr Dalal’s epidemiological interests are in outcomes research involving osteoarthritis, pharmacoeconomics of rheumatic diseases, and rheumatic diseases in the elderly.
Joanne S. Cunha, MD: Dr. Cunha’s clinical research interests are in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatologic disorders in pregnancy and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
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