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‘Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 8

Monday, October 29, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – "Conquering Arthritis...Meet the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Researchers" — an opportunity for the public to visit with the center’s faculty members, physicians and scientists — will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-7:15 p.m., at the UA Thomas W. Keating Building (UA BIO5 Institute), Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., Tucson

This  free event features a look into the future of care, prevention and hopefully ultimately a cure for this debilitating disease. The researcher open house includes poster displays and will be followed by a panel discussion with UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Michael Dohm, MD, and pain management specialist Mohab Ibrahim, PhD, MD.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates nearly 55 million Americans have some form of arthritis, including almost half of those over age 65. Arthritis affects more women than men and can affect children as young as 6 months old. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

The UA Arthritis Center is Arizona’s only multi-disciplinary Center of Excellence dedicated to research and education into the causes, treatments and eventually a cure for arthritis. The center conducts basic, translational and epidemiological research to understand why patients get arthritis, the risk factors for who gets arthritis and analyzes outcomes to understand how arthritis impacts patients’ quality of life.

Research topics covered at the event will include:

  • Novel Non-Pharmacological Methods to Manage Chronic Pain
  • The Latest Developments in Bone and Cartilage Regeneration
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes on Knee and Hip Replacements
  • MRI to Identify Who May Benefit from Knee Replacement
  • Natural History of Knee Osteoarthritis
  • New Approaches to Solving Foot and Ankle Problems
  • Valley Fever Screening for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Featured UA Arthritis Center researchers at the event will include:

  • Jawad Bilal, MBBS, rheumatology fellow, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Michael P. Dohm, MD, FAAOS, ABOS, assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Mohab M. Ibrahim, PhD, MD, program director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; associate professor, anesthesiology, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; director, Chronic Pain Management Clinic, Banner – University Medical Center
  • Manjinder Kaur, DO, rheumatology fellow, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director, UA Arthritis Center; The Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology; chief, UA Division of Rheumatology; professor of medicine and medical imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, associate professor, orthopaedic surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson; assistant professor, biomedical engineering. UA College of Engineering
  • David Margolis, MD, PhD, assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Hana Syeda Masood, MD, MBA, rheumatology fellow, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Alexander Peck, DO, resident-physician, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • John Szivek, PhD, director, Robert G. Volz, MD, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory; William and Sylvia Rubin Chair of Orthopaedic Research; professor, orthopaedic surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Ernest Vina, MD, MS, assistant professor, rheumatology, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Seating for the lecture is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

Parking is available at no charge in the UA Zone 1 parking lot on the west side of North Cherry Avenue between Helen and Mabel Streets. The UA Arthritis Center offers validation of parking tickets for the Banner – UMC Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage during “Living Healthy With Arthritis” lectures. Tickets can be validated by a UA Arthritis Center staff member before or after the event.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit arthritis.arizona.edu

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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