UBC researcher receives Arthritis Society grant

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55 , No. 9 , November 2013 , Pages 417 News

In September the Arthritis Society announced the commitment of over $4.5 million in funding for arthritis research projects in Canada. A total of 29 grants were awarded to researchers at institutions across the country, including Dr Mary De Vera, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. 

Dr De Vera’s research project will study the effects of arthritis medication during pregnancy. Many types of arthritis strike women during their childbearing years, yet there is little understanding on how taking arthritis medication during pregnancy can affect the health of either the mother or the baby. The results of Dr De Vera’s research could help guide important health decisions for women with arthritis who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

To learn about the other grant recipients, visit www.arthritis.ca/media/september/release-18-09-13.

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