|NIAMS Coalition steering committee members and NIAMS senior leadership gather outside of Bldg. 50 during their campus visit.
NIAMS recently hosted a campus visit and laboratory tours for members of the NIAMS Coalition steering committee. The committee leads the activities of the coalition, a group of more than 80 volunteer and professional organizations devoted to promoting a better understanding of diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin.
The group heard from NIAMS senior leadership, including acting director Dr. Robert Carter, intramural clinical director Dr. Richard Siegel, extramural division directors Dr. Joan McGowan and Dr. Laura Moen, and Anita Linde, director of the Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications.
The committee also visited three NIAMS labs: Dr. Mahendra Rao’s Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology, Siegel’s Autoimmune Diseases Research Laboratory and Dr. Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky’s translational autoinflammatory disease section. They learned about new technologies that are helping researchers better understand diseases. Committee members ended their day with a tour of the Clinical Center.
“We greatly value the role that the NIAMS Coalition plays as a partner in outreach and education efforts for arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases,” said Carter.