The faculty in the Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (AIR) Division at URMC perform cutting edge investigation in basic science and translational research related to inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune disorders. The Division has a robust research effort that encompasses rheumatology and allergy/immunology. Investigators are funded by the NIH, the Rheumatology Research Foundation and private foundations as well as by pilot funding from the University. The Division has M.D.; M.D., MPH; M.D., Ph.D.; and Ph.D. scientists on the faculty whose areas of focus include basic mechanisms of altered bone remodeling in psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation at the bone joint interface in rheumatoid arthritis, basic mechanisms of B cell mediated immunity in SLE and translational studies of the Old Mennonite population to better understand the biologic mechanisms that underlie the low rates of autoimmune and allergic diseases in this population. In addition, the Division has a close working relationship with the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
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