Cindy Laughren manages the Business Office for the University of Arthritis Center (UAAC) and manages the research projects in the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Population Health Program. She oversees the development and performance of a diverse set of multi-institutional grants and contracts. Cindy returned to the University of Arizona to join the UAAC in the fall of 2015 after managing the Clinical Research Program at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Adminstration HealthCare System. Her previous experience at the University of Arizona includes positions at the Arizona Cancer Center as Coordinator, Division of Women’s Cancers and Research Coordinator, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and at the Human Subjects Protection Program. Prior to relocating to Arizona, Cindy worked at the University of Florida in research compliance, holding positions at both the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.