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A leading, internationally recognized rheumatologist, scientist, and thought leader, Dr. Richard Loeser is Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

On numerous occasions he has received prestigious awards and recognition, both in the U.S. and abroad for his dedication to fostering cutting-edge rheumatologic research – as well as innovative approaches to research – that are of significant benefit to the medical community and patients.

This endowed professorship is one of the awards the University can bestow on faculty members, recognizing its most accomplished scientists and educators.

Learn more about Dr. Loeser and his research work via this link.