Chair in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA (AOWA) have been dedicated in the support and success of research into possible cures and better treatments for musculoskeletal diseases in Western Australia.
In 2014, AOWA were the major force behind the establishment of the Chair of Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine position. The inaugural appointment was accepted by Winthrop Professor Johannes Nossent.
Since his appointment as the Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Professor Nossent has established a number of research programs locally, state-wide and nationally.
These research programs include a number of collaborations across various groups and institutions including: The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health, the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute, Sir Charles Gairdner & Osborne Park Hospital Group, the Lupus Group of WA, the WA Lupus Working Party, Linear Clinical Research, WA Health Data Linkage Branch and the Australian Lupus Registry.