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. The meeting highlighed exciting research in cartilage and arthritis taking place in North Carolina. Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center spoke briefly about the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. Amanda Nelson, MD, MSCR, presented some of her work from the project entitled "Differences in Multiple Joint OA Phenotypes among African Americans and Caucasians: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project". Yvonne Golightly, PhD, also spoke about the work she has been doing in the project in a talk entitled "Leg Length Inequality and OA: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project."
More than 100 people from universities in the North Carolina attended the day-long event, which also included a poster session of current research.
The event was organized by Anna Spagnoli, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering at UNC-CH and was sponsored by NC TraCS Institute and NIH CTSA at UNC-CH.
Dr. Joanne Jordan (left) pictured with the organizer of the meeting Dr. Anna Spagnoli.
Dr. Yvonne Golightly with one of her posters during the poster session.
Dr. Golightly (left) and Becki Cleveland, PhD, a Statistician and Epidemiologist working with Dr. Leigh F. Callahan.