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Prior to being voted President-Elect, Leigh Callahan, PhD, who is Associate Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and National Director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, has served in multiple leadership roles within the organization.

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions — bone and joint disorders.

Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education.

Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable Americans to lead an active and healthy life is what the Initiative aims to improve.