JointHealth™ express   September 21, 2012

Good news: Arthritis research receives a financial boost

This week, a gift of $4 million was given to the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC). The Milan and Maureen Ilich Foundation which donated the money, has contributed to several health research and social services charities. Observing that arthritis is an overlooked disease in medical research, the late Milan Ilich wanted ARC to have the funding to take arthritis research to the next level.

The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada is Arthritis Consumer Expert’s scientific partner and co-leader of the National Arthritis Awareness Program. ARC has a national and international reputation as Canada’s largest and leading clinical arthritis research institution. Through consumer-driven clinical research and trials, ARC’s mission is to improve the lives of people with arthritis. Their research is aimed at finding ways to prevent arthritis and diagnose it earlier, improve outcomes, and to increase quality of life.

The ARC team is made up of experts in a wide range of disciplines including rheumatology, rehabilitation science, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics health psychology, health economics, and education. They are committed to finding the answers now to reduce the burden of arthritis, and giving people who live with arthritis better, more timely, and cost-effective solutions for living with their disease.

Congratulations, ARC!

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