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The Rheumatology Division of the Medical College of Wisconsin is actively involved with both basic research and clinical studies.


Basic Research
We continue to make great strides in understanding cartilage biology. Cartilage is certainly a crucial structure within the joints. Damage to the cartilage leads to loss of function and considerable discomfort. We continue to educate future generations of clinical rheumatologists and researchers in the arthritis arena.


Arthritis Institute


Clinical research
Clinical research focuses on novel treatments for various rheumatic diseases including, but not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, and osteoporosis. Rheumatology patients are potentially eligible to participate in a host of research studies.

The Division of Rheumatology is currently conducting clinical trials in the areas of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, and systemic sclerosis. Studies are funded through the pharmaceutical industry or other research institutes including Johns Hopkins and the Hospital for Joint Diseases through a grant from the NIH.

The clinical studies conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin are exciting and may help people improve the quality of life they lead. Working with other sites as well as with the pharmaceutical industry, we hope to bring these innovative treatments to the public.


Visit our Current Clinical Trials page

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Page Updated 04/16/2014