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  • Vivian Bykerk, MD

Inflammatory Arthritis Center

Inflammatory Arthritis Center

The physicians and healthcare professionals at the Inflammatory Arthritis Center are committed to improving the lives of people with inflammatory arthritis through individualized, high-quality patient care; education services for patients, family, caregivers and policy makers; and clinical research initiatives designed to gain a better understanding of the causes of inflammatory arthritis and to bring new innovations to patient care. As an internationally recognized Center of Excellence, the IAC is also training the next generation of medical providers.

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Patient Care

Early diagnosis and treatment provides the best opportunity to control symptoms and help prevent debilitating long-term complications of inflammatory arthritis. However, all patients who have been living with inflammatory arthritis can benefit from newer therapies and interventions.

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Patient Education

Inflammatory arthritis includes a range of different conditions, all of which share a common feature: inflammation in the joints and body that results from an overactive immune system. Understanding the basics about the disease can help patients, family members and caregivers become informed partners in patient care.

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Scientists and physicians at HSS study how the immune system works in rheumatoid arthritis and how it affects patients.


Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)

The AMP is a multiyear NIH funded translational research project focusing on understanding rheumatoid arthritis in differing patient subsets to advance precision medicine.