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  • UA Vice President for Athletics Dave Heeke (left), Liz Heeke, UAAC Friends Chairperson Nancy Kwoh and UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, enjoy the festivities at the 2018 Bear Down Luncheon.

  • UAAC Founders Eric P. Gall, MD and Robert G. Volz, MD celebrate at the 2018 Bear Down Luncheon. The annual event raises funds for arthritis research and education.

  • University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, is flanked by UAAC Friends members Gail Riggs (left) and Consuelo Pitpitan

  • The 2018 UAAC Conference hosted a record number of participants for a day of education and empowerment

  • The 17th United States Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, speaks to the Friends of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center during the UAAC Friends Canyon Ranch Breakfast Chat

  • UAAC Friends Member and Canyon Ranch Health Resort Founding Fitness Director Karma Kientzler teaches 'Pilates for Arthritis' to UAAC Friends members at Body Works Studio in Tucson

  • UAAC Co-Founder Eric P. Gall, MD (center), with 2018 conference keynote presenter Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, co-director of the UA Center on Aging, Professor and Department Head, Immunbiology and UAAC Outreach Director Tracy Shake

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.

Recent News

‘The Future of Bone and Cartilage Regeneration’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 13
Mar 6, 2019

Free and open to the public, the lecture by Dr. John Szivek and Dr. David S. Margolis will discuss the groundbreaking bone regeneration and cartilage research being conducted in their laboratory.

‘The Power of Precision Medicine,’ Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 16
Feb 15, 2019

Accomplished physician-scientist and transformational leader Dr. Kenneth Ramos, an expert on genetics and genomic medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 17th annual conference for those living with arthritis — and those who care for them.