Dr. Monica Jin awarded the ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators

Sep 15, 2014
Welcome Dr. Krista Todoric

Dr. Krista Todoric joins the faculty in the allergy and immunology (A/I) clinical program Aug 25, 2014
Sheikh and Rogers named co-directors of new UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic

The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology proudly announces the establishment of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, co-directed by Drs. Saira Sheikh and Jennifer Rogers. This clinic will provide state-of-the-art care to patients with all forms of Lupus. Aug 25, 2014
Burlington Resident Susan Corbett Selected to Serve as Department of Defense Patient Reviewer for Lupus

Aug 12, 2014
Koch wins ASA’s Peace Award for outstanding contributions

Gary G. Koch, PhD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named recipient of the American Statistical Society’s 2014 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society. Aug 05, 2014
Welcome Kirsten Ambrose, MS to the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Team

We are thrilled to welcome Kirsten Ambrose, MS to the Thurston Arthritis Research Center as the new Program Manager for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA). The OAAA consortium was recently awarded to TARC under the direction of Dr. Leigh Callahan. Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Rebekah Layton joins TARC and the PALS team

Dr. Layton recently joined the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and our Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) as a member of the Partners in Active Living Study (PALS) research team. Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Joanne Jordan discusses Muscles, Joints, Aches and Related Diseases

Jul 06, 2014
UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center to lead Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

May 29, 2014
Dr. Dore selected to present his research at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop

Dr. Dore was selected to present his research study “The Relationship between Lower Limb Osteoarthritis Burden and Risk for Falls: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project” at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop in Seattle, Washington in June. This course is a two- day workshop designed to promote interactions between young and established investigators to foster collaboration and career mentoring. May 23, 2014
Matthew J. Billard, PhD receives public policy fellowship from AAI

On May 1, The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) launched the fourth year of its Public Policy Fellows Program (PPFP), a program designed to engage postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists in public policy activities that impact biomedical research. Following careful review of the applications received, the AAI Committee on Public Affairs named the following ten individuals as the 2014-2015 AAI Public Policy Fellows. May 15, 2014
2014 OARSI World Congress - Paris, France

Numerous faculty and staff of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center attended the OARSI World Congress in Paris, France April 24 - 27. May 07, 2014
Welcome new faculty member Kelli Allen, PhD

May 06, 2014
Awareness Programs in May

May is a busy month for the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and many of of our partner organizations. May is Arthritis Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month and Food Allergy Action Month! May 01, 2014
Edwin Kim, MD MS accepted to the Academy of Educators

Dr. Edwin Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor, has recently been accepted into the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators. Apr 25, 2014
Richard Loeser, MD receives the OARSI Basic Science Research Award

Apr 24, 2014
Dr. Jordan quoted in glucosamine study published by MedPage Today

Glucosamine Study: No Help for Knee Pain Mar 14, 2014
Dr. Richard Loeser joins our team as the Director of Basic and Translational Research

We are extremely pleased to announce that Richard Loeser, MD, joined the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center on Monday, March 3, 2014. Mar 12, 2014
Welcome new faculty member Dr. Jennifer Rogers

Mar 03, 2014
The Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI)

Dr. Joanne Jordan, COAMI Chair, worked with colleagues to prepare the U.S.Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)/COAMI annotated bibliography of guidelines and recommendations on the management of OA. An extensive literature review and rigorous screening process yielded several areas where current recommendations and guidelines offer general consensus: education and self-management, exercise and weight loss, use of assistive devices, alternative/complementary approaches, surgical interventions, and pharmacologic interventions. Feb 24, 2014
Hyaluronic acid injection for knee OA as effective as NSAIDs in short term

Feb 24, 2014
Dr. Mary Anne Dooley Retires

Feb 17, 2014
Dr. Nelson receives certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Jan 31, 2014
2013 American College of Rheumatology Conference - San Diego, CA

Numerous faculty and staff of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center attended the Annual American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Conference in San Diego, California October 25 - 30. Dec 19, 2013
Stuart Bondurant, MD, Honorary Board member for the center, receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Oct 15, 2013
Call to Action on Walking sent to the Surgeon General

The OA Action Alliance, with partner organization Thurston Arthritis Research Center, submits a Call to Action on Walking to the Surgeon General. Oct 04, 2013
A special Osteoarthritis and Cartilage issue on pain in osteoarthritis

The September 2013 special issue of OAC on Pain in Osteoarthritis has come out. This issue incorporates articles from basic science, pre-clinical animal models, to clinical OA, clinical trials, and policy. It was guest-edited by our own Dr. Joanne Jordan, and Richard Gracely, PhD in the UNC School of Dentistry. Sep 11, 2013
Additional media coverage of the MCRC grant

Aug 09, 2013
Welcome our new faculty member, Saira Sheikh, MD

We are pleased to have Saira Sheikh, M.D. on our team as a clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and as a member of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. Aug 05, 2013
Breaking News!! Multidisciplinary Research Grant Received

The Thurston Arthritis Research Center has just received the Notice Of Award from NIAMS* for our P-60 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center, entitled Mitigating the Public Health Impact of Osteoarthritis. Jul 23, 2013
Dr. Edwin Kim serves as Medical Chair for the FARE Walk for Food Allergy

Jul 19, 2013
Dr. Leigh Callahan and team awarded an R21 grant by the NIH, National Cancer Institute

This new funding will enable the team to explore how an evidence-based physical activity (PA) program – the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program – can be adapted for breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitors therapy (AI) therapy to: (1) help them maintain or achieve recommended levels of physical activity, (2) reduce their joint pain/stiffness/achiness, and (3) thereby enable to them to remain on AI therapy as prescribed. Co-Investigators for this study are Christine Rini, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Behavior and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) and Hyman B. Muss, MD, Director of Geriatric Oncology at the LCCC and breast cancer oncologist at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. This study represents an important inter-disciplinary research initiative between rheumatology and oncology. Jul 17, 2013
"Rock The Joint" raises a record-breaking $54,500 to support our Fellowship Program!

Jun 21, 2013
Nelson Discusses Prolotherapy

May 20, 2013
Duncan and Golightly attend Translational Science Meeting

May 19, 2013
Aging Forum Presentations

May 18, 2013
Arthritis Foundation Triangle Walk

May 05, 2013
Art and Medicine

May 04, 2013
Treating Peanut Allergy

May 02, 2013
Nelson instructs at CME MSK

Apr 28, 2013
NC TraCS Grant Awarded

Apr 10, 2013
Learn about Seasonal Allergy

Mar 25, 2013
The Big Purple Bus

Feb 28, 2013
Putting a Stop to OA

Feb 21, 2013
Racial Differences in OA

Jan 22, 2013