The lab was excited to participate in another successful Arthritis Walk to support the Arthritis Foundation. The Medical Honoree this year was our very own Dr. Matlock Jeffries! Two important guests were on hand to celebrate the occasion — Oklahoma City Thunder’s mascot Rumble the Bison and our U.S. Representative for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district, Congresswoman Kendra Horn.
Tim attended the annual meeting in OARSI this year. He presented the lab’s poster on the role of Sirt3 in obesity-induced knee OA, and he also spoke in the ORS-OARSI Discussion Group on “Bridging Disciplines: A Pathway to Finding Solutions for Osteoarthritis.” This discussion group was lead by Dr. Tom Andriacchi (Stanford) and included short talks by Dr. Constance Chu (Stanford), Dr. Richard Loeser (UNC), Dr. Tim Griffin (OMRF), and Dr. Ewa Roos (Univ. Southern Denmark). The goal of this discussion group is to develop new multidisciplinary approaches to treat and prevent OA. Tim will be leading this group next year — he’s looking forward to continuing the momentum of this important work.
OMRF hosted the 2019 Oklahoma Geroscience Conference this year, with an outstanding slate of speakers from the field of “Inflammaging”. We were so proud and excited when Dawid was announced as one of the Best Poster student award winners. Congratulations!! He’s not letting this award gather any dust and will use it to attend the 2019 AGE meeting in San Francisco in June.
June 19th, 2018 will be a day to remember for Shouan. He started it off with the birth of his second child and finished it with news that his OCAST Postdoctoral Fellowship received funding. Double congratulations Shouan!!