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N C Med J. 1991 May;52(5):197-201.

The University of North Carolina Arthritis Center.

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  • 1Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Chapel Hill 27599.


The University of North Carolina Arthritis Center combines the broadly-based research agenda of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center with comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical programs in rheumatology, orthopaedics, and pediatric rheumatology. In keeping with the University's long tradition of service to the people of North Carolina, a primary aim of the Center is to provide the citizens of this state with the best available arthritis care and prevention strategies. The approach here is twofold. New knowledge is created by laboratory investigation of basic disease mechanisms, by clinical studies of new therapies, by social and behavioral research to better understand how patients and their families cope and adjust to chronic arthritis, and by health services research that examines arthritis from a societal perspective. This information, together with advances in rheumatology and related fields from Duke and other institutions, is then applied to optimum clinical and educational services for North Carolina patients and their physicians.

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