Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit

The Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit (RCRU) of the Division of Rheumatology has extensive experience in conducting clinical research trials. The RCRU studies diseases that involve arthritis. Arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint.

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The RCRU specializes in clinical trials treatment options for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, and pain. The RCRU directs a number of local, national, and international studies that are both industry sponsored and investigator-initiated.

Director of the RCRU is Roland Moskowitz, MD, a world-renowned authority and researcher in osteoarthritis, and Co-Director of RCRU, Nora G. Singer, MD, who specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The staff consists of Mary Lesko, CNP, Nurse Practitioner and Sub-Investigator; Michelle Wallette, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator; Jodie Hults, Program Administrator; and Michele Sawicki, Regulatory and Developmental Coordinator.

To learn more about studies involving treatments for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other treatment studies please e-mail with any questions.

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