• Wildcat Legend Ricky Hunley and Athletics Director Dave Heeke Headline Special Event. For more information, please see Community Outreach/Bear Down Celebration.

  • University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD (center) with UAAC Board Chairpersons Nancy Kwoh and Susan Rogers and 2022 UAAC Annual Conference Keynote Presenters Kathleen Insel, PhD, RN and Mindy Fain, MD.

  • Wu Style T'ai Chi Chuan Specialist Edna Silva, RN, leads participants at the 2022 University of Arizona Arthritis Center Conference.

  • University of Arizona Arthritis Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Members at the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting: Accelerating Musculoskeletal Discovery.

  • Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Director of the Robert G. Volz, MD Orthopaedic Research Laboratories with UArizona Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery John Ruth, MD, Professor Emeritus Robert G. Volz, MD, and UArizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD.

  • University of Arizona NCAA Final Four Women's Basketball Coach Adia Barnes addresses the audience at the 2021 UArizona Arthritis Center 'Bear Down Celebration'. This annual event raises funds for the Arthritis Center's research and education efforts.

MISSION STATEMENT 

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients. We do this through research ranging from molecules to people, by empowering patients in taking charge of their lifestyles and by educating providers/clinicians and scientists to develop and apply novel and more effective therapies. 

Welcome to the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

Message from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Arizona Arthritis Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one in three adults has some type of arthritis. Our vision is living a life free of arthritis through excellence in research, patient care, education and community outreach. This vision will be achieved through maximizing our abilities, passion and resources.