Cure JM Research Centers
Cure JM Program of Excellence in JM Research at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Dr. Lauren Pachman, the Principle Investigator and Director of the Cure JM Foundation’s "Program of Excellence in Myositis Research", has cared for over 600 children with JDM and other forms of inflammatory myopathy. Her team is working to discover the biomarkers of JM activity to guide the utilization and/or creation of more effective therapies. They have already identified a variety of genetic and environmental factors that not only play a role in the onset of symptoms, but also govern the child's outcome.
For more information about scheduling an appointment, please contact the clinic coordinator at 312-227-6270.
The GW Medical Faculty Associates Myositis Center is a multidisciplinary effort made possible by a grant from Cure JM Foundation. As a national referral site for inflammatory muscle diseases, the Center is often called upon to either establish a diagnosis or to provide a second opinion related to the management of children and adults with JM. Working in collaboration with the NIH, the Center also specializes in JM research and education.
For more information about scheduling an appointment at the GW Myositis Center, please contact the clinic coordinator at 202-741-3069.