2012 News

2012 ACR/ARHP Meeting News
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the ACR/ARHP was held in Washington, DC November 10-14. The event sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) is the premier meeting in rheumatology.  [More]

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Schoster accepts SOPHE Award
At the recent Annual Meeting of the Society of Public Health Education  held in San Francisco, Britta Schoster, MPH accepted the 2012 Sarah Mazelis Best Paper of the Year Award on behalf of all the authors.  [More]

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Jordan discusses OA in USA Today
Joanne M. Jordan, MD MPH of UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and chair of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative's Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI) discussed the new research on osteoarthritis prevention in a recent story in USA Today. [More]

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Sheikh presents at SEAAI Meeting
Saira Sheikh MD, a fellow in the UNC Rheumatology and in the UNC Allergy and Immunology training programs, presented a talk at the recent SEAAI meeting.  [More]






Liu receives NIH NIAMS grant
Peng Liu, PhD has received a National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases R01 five year grant.   [More]





Donations received for Fellowship Programs
The UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Program and the UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program received donations for the educational programs.  [More]

Billard receives NIH grant
Matthew J. Billard, PhD, postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Teresa Tarrant, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health five year grant.  [More]

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Walk With Ease Video in producation
Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD consulted with the Arthritis Foundation during the filming of a new video on the Walk With Ease Program.  [More]

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Golightly and Duncan accepted into KL2 Program
The KL2 Program is designed to support the early career development of clinical researchers who will be expected to achieve excellence in their ability to design and oversee research in multidisciplinary team settings and to become leaders in various fields of clinical research.  [More]

2012 Arthritis Foundation Walk
The Thurston Arthritis Research Center “TARC Heels” participated in the Triangle Arthritis Walk in Durham and took home one of the fundraising trophies.   [More]

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Tarrant receives Within Our Reach grant
Teresa Tarrant, MD, of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation (ACR REF) Disease Targeted Research Grant.  [More]

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Callahan receives Distinguished Professorship
Leigh F. Callahan, PhD of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professorship in Arthritis Research.  [More]

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Yount receives WMAA Award
William J. Yount, MD was recently awarded 2012 Medical Alumni Citation Award from the University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association.  [More]

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Nyrop receives pilot grant
Kirsten A. Nyrop, PhD Research Associate with the Callahan research group has been awarded an Institute on Aging Pilot Research Program grant.  [More]






Smith speaks at Heels in Motion breakfast
On the fourth Wednesday of the month, UNC HealthCare sponsors a guest speaker as part of the Heels in Motion program at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham. [More]

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NC-CARA Meeting
The 2012 North Carolina Cartilage-Arthritis Research Alliance (NC-CARA) Meeting was held on March 20th at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.  [More]

Presentations at 2012 AAAAI
Researchers from the Thurston Arthritis Research Center presented ongoing research at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) held in Orlando, FL, March 2-6, 2012.   [More]

UNC Allergy Clinic among the Top Five
The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic at Carolina Pointe II was recognized as one of the Top 5> Ambulatory Clinics at UNC. [More]

Report on Chronic Illness: A Call to Action
The IOM released the report, Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. The report calls for immediate action to reduce the nation’s burden from all forms of chronic illness.  [More]

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