I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Johannes (Hans) Nossent as the Winthrop Professor (Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine) at the University of Western Australia.
It has been a belief and a commitment of ours that a Chair will bring a focus to, and give support for research that seeks a cure, and the development of new and better treatments for musculoskeletal and auto-immune diseases. We also anticipate his appiontment will raise awareness among doctors in training, and in practice, of the special needs of people who live with arthritis and osteoporosis.
Prof Nossent was born in the Netherlands where he completed his medical and specialist training before moving to Norway, where he was Consultant in Rheumatology at the University Hospital North Norway. From 2012, he has been the Staff Rheumatologist at the Royal Darwin Hospital. His main interests are in the field of systemic inflammatory auto-immune diseases.
The Foundation has worked extremely hard campaigning over the years to raise funds for this appointment, which would not have been possible, if not for the generous contributions of our loyal suppoters.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming the Professor to the Foundation and we wish him every success when he begins his position mid year.