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  • 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

  • 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 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

  • KVOA's Paul Cicala emcees the 2017 UAAC Bear Down Luncheon, a benefit event to raise funds for the UAAC's research and education efforts

  • University of Arizona Softball Coach Mike Candrea speaks at the 2017 UAAC Bear Down Luncheon. The 2017 Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Candrea has guided his teams to eight national titles

  • Participants enjoy the Lunch Roundtable at the 2018 UAAC Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

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.