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New appointments strengthen bone and joint research
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.
Arthritis Australia’s mission is to bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering. Its vision is to radically restrict the rate of growth of arthritis in Australia and to be a leader in funding and advocating world-class research.
The chance of relief from common but crippling forms of joint diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis has been boosted with the establishment of a second Chair in the field of rheumatology at the University of Sydney.
Arthritis specialist and Professor of Medicine David Hunter, has been appointed Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology while fellow joint and bone expert Professor Lyn March will assume the role of the newly formed Liggins Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology. The Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology was formed almost 30 years ago and has been instrumental in advancing research and education in musculoskeletal sciences.