Cure JM Fellowship Award In Juvenile Myositis

Jessica Neely, M.D.We are pleased to announce that Cure JM Foundation has awarded a 2-year fellowship award (July 2018 – July 2020) to Dr. Jessica Neely at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Jessica Neely, M.D. is using a computational approach to identify biomarkers by leveraging existing data to identify  transcriptional signatures common among patients with JDM.  She is also using a novel sequencing technology that allows examination of gene expression on the individual cell level.  This technology holds great promise in identifying new biomarkers for children with JDM and will help us learn more about the cause of disease.

Dr. Neely studied Biology at the University of Evansville and earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and is currently a Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology at UCSF. She is concurrently pursuing a Master’s Degree through the Advanced Training in Clinical Research at UCSF. Her primary research interest is understanding heterogeneity in pediatric rheumatic diseases to inform precision medicine approaches to care, with a specific focus on Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM).