The SSF strives to foster research that will have the greatest potential impact on Sjögren’s patients, ensuring new therapeutics are developed and a cure found.

Today, we are sharing the study Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in Sjögren’s Patients under Principal Investigator Dr. Athena Papas at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The purpose of this study is to determine the oral health-related quality of life in patients with Sjögren’s, either primary or secondary, using a questionnaire. This study will create a better understanding of how Sjögren’s patients are affected and aims to give insight into how these patients can best be managed in a dental setting.

Click here to participate and learn more about this voluntary and anonymous study.


2018 National Patient Conference 

April 13-14, 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora- Denver Conference Center
13200 East 14th Place Aurora, Colorado 

Presentation topics will include: 

♦ Sjögren’s Overview
♦ Joint Pain and Sjögren’s
♦ Oral Manifestations of Sjögren’s
♦ Lymphoma: Risk, Treatment and Prognosis
♦ Sjögren’s and Dry Eyes: What's New?
♦ How Sjögren’s Can Impact the Central Nervous System
♦ Dermatological Issues and Sjögren’s

We hope to see you at our upcoming Conference!


Thank you to our Official Registration Sponsor: 

Thank you to the following for providing unrestricted grant support:





Calling all researchers! The SSF encourages you to apply for a grant in Sjögren’s. 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Grant Guidelines 

The application receipt deadline is February 1, 2018. The grant funding period is July 1 through June 30 

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging between $15,000 and $50,000 a year for two years, depending on satisfactory progress. A human study that reviewers deem to be the most innovative project will be eligible for a $50,000 grant. All investigators will submit a budget for $35,000 and revise the budget once an award offer is accepted.

SSF research grants are open to basic and clinical scientists holding an advanced degree (MD, DDS, DMD, or PhD) at any U.S. university or research institution. Both junior and senior investigators may apply. For physicians, advanced clinical training in a specialty related to Sjögren’s, such as rheumatology or ophthalmology, is desirable.

The application receipt deadline is February 1, 2018. The grant funding period is July 1 through June 30.

Click here to learn how to apply for an SSF research grant


The SSF office has recently moved! Please note the Foundation's new address is:

10701 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 170
Reston, VA 20191


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