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TARC Researchers Provide Leadership and New Scientific Findings at 2016 ACR/ARHP Meeting
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) annual conference is the world’s premier meeting of its type and provides important research and clinical updates that benefit the scientific community, physicians and patients. At this year’s conference Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) experts played key roles in helping advance research and initiatives that are focused on improving the lives of people affected by rheumatologic diseases.
Dr. Saira Sheikh and Dr. Mildred Kwan Address Under-Utilization of Critical Immunizations for Patients with Inflammatory Diseases
Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are at a higher risk of infections compared to the general population. Despite the increased risks, too often these patients do not receive the proper vaccinations. Two UNC physicians are taking steps to address this important health issue.
Thurston Team Pitches in for UNC's "Tar Heel Service Day"
When the call came to lend a hand, the Thurston Arthritis Research Center answered. Several dozen employees donated a wide variety of food ranging from soups and canned fruit to pre-packaged meals for “PORCH,” a local hunger relief organization for families in need. In addition, the team donated a selection of dog and cat food for “PAWS4EVER,” a local no-kill animal shelter. Members of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center join forces several times each year to support local and national charities.
Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Participate in First "Rheumatologic Disease Awareness Month" Initiatives
The multi-faceted educational program addresses the public's need to better understand the causes, impact and options for managing the broad spectrum of rheumatologic diseases. More than 52 million Americans -- young and old -- live with sometimes painful, and potentially debilitating rheumatic diseases.