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Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) — Membership Description  

TARC Mission

LogoThe mission of TARC is to leverage advanced research, education, and clinical expertise to investigate the causes and consequences of arthritis, autoimmune diseases and allergies. We are developing and testing new treatments to help reduce the impact of these diseases on patients and society.

TARC Members

TARC Members contribute to one or more aspects of TARC’s research, education and clinical mission. All faculty, fellows, other trainees, and staff with primary appointments in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology (RAI) are TARC Members. Importantly, TARC is a multi-disciplinary research center that also includes faculty from departments and schools across the university, as well as from partner institutions including North Carolina State University.

Membership Responsibilities

Members are expected to regularly participate in TARC-sponsored activities such as research seminars, TARC Research Day, grant reviews, and brainstorming sessions.

Membership Benefits

TARC Members will receive:

  • Priority for use of core services provided through the Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) within TARC
  • Notice of new TARC funding opportunities
  • Notice of seminars, presentations, and other educational opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for TARC pilot grants
  • Eligibility to apply for matching funds for NCTraCS grants (with prior approval)
  • May receive pre-award and post-award grant and contract support
  • Facilitated access to clinical populations
  • Public relations support