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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
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
Welcome new faculty member Dr. Jennifer Rogers
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
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
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