Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)


Mission & Vision:

The Mission of the alliance is to prevent, treat and cure rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents through fostering, facilitating and conducting high quality research.

The Vision is that for all children with rheumatic diseases, CARRA will

  1. Perform clinical trials to define optimal care
  2. Conduct research that will translate to prevention, better treatment, and cure
  3. Investigate methods to improve quality of life in children
  4. Promote a culture where all children will participate in research protocols
The Approach is for members to work together to capitalize on opportunities, to be proactive in developing a structure and a scientific agenda, and to work with potential funding sources to create a research alliance for the benefit of our patients.



Contact information:

Dept. of Pediatrics, Div. of Rheumatology
300 Pasteur Drive, Boswell Building A081
Stanford, CA 94305-5208
650-736-4364 phone; 650-736-4344 fax