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  • UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD (center), with Arthritis Center founders Eric P. Gall, MD (left) and Robert G. Volz, MD

  • 2019 University of Arizona Arthritis Center 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference attendees participate in 'The Art of Breathing'

  • University of Arizona rheumatology fellowship graduate Manjinder Kaur, DO, visits with guests at the UAAC's 'Meet the Researchers' presentation

  • Precision medicine expert Dr. Ken Ramos delivers the keynote address at the 2019 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference

  • UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, enjoys the Eva M. Holtby reception with UAAC member Esther M. Sternberg, MD, and 2019 'Living Healthy With Arthritis' Conference keynote presenter Ken Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB

  • 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 researcher and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery David S. Margolis, MD, PhD visits with guests at the UAAC Friends 'Meet the Researchers' reception

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

Scientists Study Sweat, the Small Stuff
Feb 17, 2020

A team of researchers from three University of Arizona colleges, including Dr. Esther Sternberg with the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is developing new methods to collect and analyze sweat for clues about how the body is functioning.


UArizona College of Pharmacy Feb. 21 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of Skaggs Addition
Feb 6, 2020

The $26-million expansion includes new chemistry laboratory space that will be used for drug discovery and development and research in the areas of pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology.


‘Unlocking Secrets of the Microbiome’ Theme of UArizona Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Feb. 8
Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Donata Vercelli, an expert on the impact of germs that affect our health, delivers the keynote address at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 18th annual “Living Healthy With Arthritis” conference. Other topics include optimal aging, pain management, lupus, dietary strategies, battling infection and the fact-filled, fun “Joint Health Jeopardy.”