Pioneering JM Care – Integrating Research With a Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

Dr. Jessica Turnier of the University of Michigan / Mott’s Children’s Hospital is dedicated to creating new directions for JM research and wider perspectives on how it is treated. About the University of Michigan, she states, “When I came to Michigan, there were a lot of myositis patients, and I just developed a really strong connection with those patients.”

2024 Cure JM Medical Symposium

Recently, the Cure JM Clinical Care Network hosted our first virtual symposium of 2024, “Juvenile Dermatomyositis – Advances in Clinical Care, Basic Research, and Translational Studies.” World-leading researchers and clinicians presented sessions on various topics with the primary goal of enhancing the overall patient and provider experience through collaboration and best practice sharing. 

Affordable and Accessible Treatments for JM

Affordable and Accessible Treatments for JM

Two special guest speakers, Michelle Vogel, MPA, IV Solutions RX, and Laurel Cherwin, BSN, RN, IgCN, Octapharma, shared information on navigating affordable treatments and care for JM patients.

Research Achievements

A task that seemed daunting 20 years ago, to change the world for patients diagnosed with juvenile myositis, is now within our reach.

Ways to help your kids and yourself cope living with JM

Cure JM Mental Health Coordinator, Suzanne Edison discusses ways to help your kids and yourself cope living with JM. Learn about emotional and behavioral challenges that often come with chronic diseases like juvenile myositis and ways to help patients and caregivers cope.

Embedded Behavioral Health Care in a Center of Excellence

Embedded Behavioral Health Care - in a Center of Excellence

A recently published study on integrating mental health care into a pediatric rheumatology specialty clinic, supported by the Cure JM Foundation, concluded that the need for mental health care is great and despite the challenges, with the coordination of various stakeholders, it is possible. Published in Frontiers, the principal authors were Dr. Susan Shenoi, a pediatric […]

Peer Support

Peer Support

Cure JM offers a variety of family and peer support resources and programs for parents, children, teens, and young adults who are affected by juvenile myositis. We invite all clinicians and providers to share the following flyers with newly diagnosed and current JM patients which highlight our mission, deliver standardized resources, and offer support.  Join […]

ProDerm Study Reports Milestone in Treating Adult Myositis

ProDerm Study reports a milestone in managing adult myositis

Recently, the Progress in Dermatomyositis (ProDERM) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a milestone in managing adult myositis. With the trial’s favorable results, adult myositis patients have new hope with the approval of Octagam® 10%. After decades of juvenile myositis first-line treatments being conducted “off-label,” we may be on the verge […]

10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium

10th Symposium for Clinicians and Researchers - Juvenile Dermatomyositis

The 10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium in partnership with Duke University happened May 13th, 2023, virtually, with presentations from world-leading researchers and clinicians on advancements in basic research, translational studies, and best practice clinical care in juvenile dermatomyositis. For clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals unable to attend the event, we are honored to share […]

Mental and Emotional Health FAQ for Caregivers

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Why is emotional/mental health important to our JM kids? Where can I find out more about mental health issues for our JM kids? Where can I learn more about how JM influences anxiety and depression? Where can I learn more about the signs of anxiety and depression in kids and teens? Where can I get […]

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

Doctor with parent and juvenile myositis patient.

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

Myositis and You

This comprehensive guide to juvenile dermatomyositis features over 450 pages with contributions from over 80 experts and medical professionals.

Quarterly JM Medical News

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The Cure JM Foundation produces a quarterly newsletter with the latest news, educational opportunities, and research updates about Juvenile Myositis.

2022 Cure JM Medical Symposium

Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Advances in Basic Research, Translational Studies and Clinical care. Hosted by Duke University and Cure JM Foundation. March 12th, 2022.

Juvenile Myositis Educational Video

This video provides an overview of juvenile myositis for families newly diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) or juvenile polymyositis (JPM).

Understanding Second-Line Treatments and Side Effects

In this presentation, Drs. Curran and Kim explain second-line medications that should be considered after the initial treatment period with induction of treatments already discussed—either the patient cannot tolerate these medications or is still active.

Signs of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Kids with JDM experience depression and anxiety at 2-3 times a higher rate than their peers. We hope that by outlining the common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, you are better able to support your children.

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