FORWARD Spring 2018

Check out our profile of Co-Director Kaleb Michaud (@Dr_K), meet Dr. Ted  Mikuls, who uses FORWARD research to find ways to predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis, and find tips on being your own advocate, along with other health tips, in the FORWARD Spring 2018 issue.

NDB FORWARD January 2018

We are pleased to share with you our new Forward magazine that provides insight on our new look and additional name that we have added to the National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases (NDB). In this issue we also have updates on ongoing projects and the latest research.

NDB July 2017

Read about a NDB participant's personal journey in life with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), updates on the latest NDB Research and projects,  and the NDB Staff answers some common questions received from the participants.

NDB Newsletter January 2017

We are trying out a new format in the newsletter with a section dedicated to NDB participants who what to share their story with others.

NDB Newsletter July 2016

This edition has a wonderful personal story from Co-Director Dr. Kaleb Michaud on how rheumatoid arthritis has affected his family and how research is important to him not only for work, but personally.  This edition also features an update on the International Dupuytren Data Bank (, information on the organization MotherToBaby (, and updates on other projects and the latest research from the NDB.

NDB Newsletter January 2016

Learn more about the new International Dupuytren Data Bank and the latest NDB research from the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Meeting. Also in this edition, information about the non-profit group the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis (

NDB Newsletter July 2015

This edition has an update from Co-Director Kaleb Michaud, PhD discussing how participants are the key to NDB research, questionnaire changes, and personal connections.  Research news from EULAR, NDB projects, and the Arthritis Internet Registry (AIR). And as always, information about NDB Questionnaires and Primary Diagnosis, the online questionnaire and patient reports, and ways to help out the NDB.

NDB Newsletter January 2015

This issue covers some of the research that NDB presented at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology, Director's Notes on questionnaires, helpful tips for participants and other information about the NDB.

NDB Newsletter July 2014

This edition has an update from the Directors of the NDB discussing the new smart phone app, news about the Arthritis Internet Registry (AIR), as well as an update about the fibromyalgia survey analysis currently underway. News about NDB Questionnaires and Primary Diagnosis, changes to the Lupus Questionnaire, Latest research tidbits, and ways to help out the NDB are also in this Newsletter.

NDB Newsletter January 2014

This edition of the NDB Research Newsletter has updates on currently published research from the data collected in the NDB along with information on future studies.  The Athritis Internet Registry is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Peter Gregerson to the team.  The newsletter also has information about the NDB.

Download the Jan 2014 Newsletter

NDB Newsletter July 2013

This edition of the NDB Newsletter has an amazing personal story in the Notes from the Directors section written by Dr. Kaleb Michaud describing the impact of growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and later how it has shaped his desire to aid others who live with arthritis. This edition also features another personal account written by NDB participant Fara Hentsch, detailing how she manages her rheumatoid arthritis and tips for incorporating exercise into your daily routine.