Last newsletter you may have 
noticed an addition to the 
“Notes from the Director”
 section from Dr. Kaleb
 Michaud. Kaleb has been
working with the NDB since
2001 helping with statistical
analysis and research projects
and is currently our
Co-Director along with Dr. Wolfe. He has a long history with Dr. Wolfe and the NDB starting when he was first diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 3 by Dr. Wolfe back in the 70’s. Having the need ofa wheelchair as a kid, several joint surgeries, and many medication failures and successes has provided him with a unique insight into arthritis research and has been part of his motivation in advancing the field for patients of all ages.

Along with his role in the NDB, Dr. Michaud is an assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology & Immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. He is also the principal investigator for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigator Network (RAIN) rheumatology database, an investigator with the Veterans Affairs RA (VARA) registry, and is the director of the UNMC rheumatology fellowship research program.

When Kaleb needs some down time from his busy work schedule, he enjoys hosting his friends over for a movie in his self-built theater or for various games. He enjoys board games so much that he has created a very large (~2,000) library of games to share with the community.