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The 2013 Statewide Rheumatology Conference Print E-mail

The 2013 Statewide Rheumatology Conference in Sedona was a success.

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Drs. Smith & Lisse publish an article featured in Arthritis Self-Management magazine, entitled Employer-Based Disability Insurance Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 20:52

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 20:02

Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, Renowned Expert in Joint Diseases,

Appointed Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

 

Dr. Kent KwohC. Kent Kwoh, MD, an internationally recognized expert in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases, has been appointed director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center. He will join the center July 22.
He also will join the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Medicine as The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology and chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kwoh served as director of clinical research for the University of Pittsburgh Arthritis Institute, where he headed three major projects funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): an $8.9 million Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) contract, a $4.4 million Pivotal OAI MRI Analyses (POMA) contract and the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center for Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.
He was professor of medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, with joint appointments in the Graduate School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He also served as rheumatology section chief at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where he directed the Institute for Healthcare Research.
“We are very fortunate that Dr. Kwoh will be heading the University of Arizona Arthritis Center,” says Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “His range of expertise in joint diseases – from research to patient care to training the next generation of physicians – will greatly enhance the center’s commitment to serve the community.”

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Record Number to Attend 11th Annual

Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

 

 

A record number of participants – 350, the maximum who could be accommodated – are registered for the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 11th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritisconference. “Building Blocks for Living Healthy With Arthritis – A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Arthritis Care in the 21st Century,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Of the 350 people attending the conference, a record 200 will take part in the Early Bird Stretch exercise from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in DuVal Auditorium.


 
The conference will cover information about health and services that help improve daily life and promote strengthening the mind and body to manage arthritis. The Science of the Mind-Body Interaction: How Understanding the Brain-Immune Connection Can Help Maintain Wellness will be discussed by keynote speakerEsther Sternberg, MD, who recently joined the UA and is internationally recognized for her discoveries proving the role of the brain’s stress response in arthritis, autoimmune and other debilitating illnesses. She also will sign copies of her book, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being,” and DVD, “The Science of Healing.”

Esther Sternberg, MD – internationally recognized for her discoveries proving the role of the brain’s stress response in arthritis, autoimmune and other debilitating illnesses – will be the keynote speaker at The University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 11th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis conference. Dr. Sternberg recently joined The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) as professor and director of research with joint appointments in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She also joined The University of Arizona Arthritis Center and serves on its Scientific Advisory Committee. The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader focused on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease.

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Arizona Daily Star features UAAC founders Print E-mail
Monday, 07 January 2013 16:50

The Arizona Daily Star features the University of Arizona Arthritis Center founders Dr.'s Eric P. Gall and Robert Volz.

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