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RP Research Scientist Spotlight: Emily Rose, BS

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Emily Rose is a medical student who is working tirelessly to research relapsing polychondritis (RP). Her work is helping to categorize RP in a more accurate way. This research draws information from all over the world and will provide the basis for clinical trials.

RP Research Scientist Spotlight: Ömer Karadağ, MD

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As a professor at Hacettepe University, a leading university in Turkey, Dr. Ömer Karadağ is well-versed in relapsing polychondritis (RP) and is a crucial part of our international group of supporters.

RP Research Scientist Spotlight: Keith A. Sikora, MD

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Working with the National Institutes of Health as a pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Keith A. Sikora gets to see every pediatric patient with RP who walks through the NIH clinic doors. He’s truly on the front lines when it comes to relapsing polychondritis.

RP Research Scientist Spotlight: Jun Shimizu, MD, PhD

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Meet Dr. Jun Shimuzu, MD, PhD, who specializes in internal medicine and immunology at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology and immunology of RP. In his research, he and his team found that gut microbes are abnormal in patients with RP.