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  • 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.

  • UAAC Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD, greets participants at the 2017 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference. The day-long conference is an annual event dedicated to community education.

  • University of Arizona student Marissa Oudt leads the team of volunteers at the 2017 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

  • Keynote Presenter Esther M. Sternberg, MD, delivers 'Healing Spaces' at the 2017 Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference

  • UAAC Advisory Board Member Ralph Silberschlag (far right) is joined by Ingeborg Silberschlag (center) and friends at the 2017 Eva M. Holtby Conversations and Luncheon

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 Secrets You Need to Know About Inflammation: Free UA Lecture Series Hosted by `Yuma Friends of UA Health Sciences’
Nov 7, 2017

The Yuma community is invited to a free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to learn about inflammation and its role in health.


‘Imagine a Future Free of the Pain of Arthritis…Meet the UA Arthritis Center Researchers,’ Nov. 1
Oct 25, 2017

An exclusive opportunity to visit one-on-one with University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty, physicians and scientists to learn about cutting-edge research being conducted at the center.