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Kelli Allen, PhD, Is Among the Leading Researchers Involved in Innovative Studies of Pain Management Interventions for Members of the Military and Veterans
Members of the military and veterans are disproportionally affected by pain, and the government is searching for ways to help them deal with this widespread and growing problem. New research being conducted thanks to multiple grants recently awarded by DHHS, the Department of Defense, and the VA will help investigate the feasibility, safety and effectiveness for a number of non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions. (More…)
Lupus Patients Have the Option to Administer the Medication Benlysta Themselves at Home, Thanks in Part to the Efforts of Dr. Saira Sheikh
Lupus patients who previously needed to visit an infusion center to receive the drug Benlysta, now have the option to administer the medicine themselves at home using a novel "auto-injector" device, thanks in part to the efforts of Dr. Saira Sheikh, who is a rheumatologist and allergist/immunologist at UNC, and who also directs the Lupus and Clinical trials programs at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center. (More...)
Dr. Scott Commins Discusses Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy in New Podcast
Dr. Scott Commins describes alpha-gal allergy, which scientists believe is triggered by a tick bite and can cause an allergic reaction to red meat. Dr. Commins talks about the symptoms of a reaction, how a person can be tested for the allergy, and changes in diet recommended for patients who have alpha-gal. (More...)
Arthritis Foundation Spotlights Dr. Richard Loeser's Research Into the Potential Role of "Gut Bacteria" in Osteoarthritis
We know that different factors such as aging and injury can have an impact on whether or not a person develops osteoarthritis, as well as the progression of their disease. But could the composition of the bacteria in a person’s “gut” have an impact as well? (More...)
Dr. Joanne Jordan Receives American Medical Association’s (AMA) “Inspirational Physician” Award
Each year the AMA’s Women Physicians Section honors outstanding doctors who are recognized for having offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. Dr. Joanne Jordan was selected as a recipient of the 2017 “Inspirational Physician” Award, which serves as a platform to showcase the accomplishments of women physicians, and highlights advocacy needs related to professional concerns of women physicians and health issues affecting women patients.
The UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center Receives $4M in NIH Funding to Continue Researching the Mechanisms Responsible for Cartilage Destruction in Osteoarthritis
Dr. Richard Loeser, a rheumatologist and investigator who heads the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been awarded grants totaling $4 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for two osteoarthritis projects.
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