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Leigh Callahan, PhD

Thanks to additional support from the CDC, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance is actively addressing the devastating impact of osteoarthritis on adults and communities through strategic leveraging of partnerships, collaborations, and the resources of its 140+ member organizations.

“This is a crucial time, because osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability and work limitations among adults in the U.S.,” said Leigh Callahan, PhD, Director of the OAAA, associate director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, and the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.

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