Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award

Dr. Richard F. Loeser Jr. will receive the award April 24 at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress in Paris, France.

Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award click to enlarge Richard F. Loeser Jr., MD

Richard F. Loeser Jr., MD, will receive the OARSI Basic Science Research Award on April 24 at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress in Paris, France.

Dr. Loeser, who is Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology and Director of Basic and Translational Research at UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center, is being honored “for outstanding work in helping to improve our understanding of the basic mechanisms by which aging contributes to the development of osteoarthritis.”

The purpose of the OARSI Basic Science Research Award is to promote advancement in basic research in the field of osteoarthritis. Research targets include all areas of basic science with relevance to osteoarthritis. Basic science research is in a number of Specialty disciplines having an interest in osteoarthritis. This research is primarily conducted within the last five years.