In the News AIR Researchers Demonstrate Role for B Cells in Bone Erosion in RA April 14, 2016 University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of bone erosion and a possible biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The group is the first to demonstrate that immune cells, called B cells, contribute directly to the breakdown of bone in RA by producing a signaling molecule called RANKL. Dr. Anolik Featured in RBJ Article on Autoimmune Diseases April 1, 2016 Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal article, “Autoimmune Diseases are Frustrating to Diagnose, Treat.” The article highlights many of the challenges for patients and their physicians. 12th Annual Lupus Golf Tournament August 17, 2015 Thank you to the Formicola Family for organizing this fundraiser which was held on August 17, 2015 at the Pinewood Country Club. Our own Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D., a specialist in lupus and lupus researcher, participated in the tournament. Congratulations to Our Strong Stars Strong Stars are employees who go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of patients, families and visitors. May 2015 Nancy Payne, Practice Manager at the Allergy and Immunology Clinic, was nominated by a patient for being an excellent role model. Congratulations, Nancy!