Donate to Rheumatology Research, Patient Care and Education

Rheumatology is the study of disorders related to connective tissues in the joints, muscles and ligaments. The Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in care for patients with arthritis and autoimmune disorders. Physicians at Northwestern Medicine are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, gout and other crystal-induced arthropathies such as scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, tendonitis and vasculitis. With your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, scientists at Northwestern Medicine will receive essential support for their efforts to conduct groundbreaking research in the area of rheumatology and to improve care for countless patients.

Members of the Division of Rheumatology offer an integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rheumatic disorders. Our rheumatologists collaborate closely with orthopaedic surgeons, as well as with specialists in pulmonary care, cardiology and nephrology. Dermatologists may be consulted in cases of illnesses that affect the skin, such as psoriasis and lupus. Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists also play essential roles in helping patients heal from diseases associated with the musculoskeletal system.

Northwestern Medicine’s rheumatologists set goals that center on delivering excellent care and positively affecting the health and futures of their patients. Among our rheumatologists’ current initiatives are:

  • Maintaining a highly competitive, nationally reputed training program for rheumatology fellows
  • Sustaining an active transitional program that links laboratory research with patient care
  • Working closely with pharmaceutical companies and other research sponsors to develop more effective therapies

Clinical research is at the core of Northwestern Medicine’s research infrastructure in the field of rheumatology. Breakthroughs in diagnostic testing and treatments are made possible by the advancement of research. Northwestern Medicine is home to scientists who make it their life’s work to develop more effective medical technologies and therapies, in order to relieve patients’ pain and suffering. With your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will fuel this important work and will make lasting differences in the lives of many people affected by rheumatic illnesses.

Rheumatology Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

For people with rheumatic diseases, everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed, walking and eating, are burdensome. Physicians and scientists in the field of rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine strive to ease those burdens and to improve patients’ overall quality of life. With the help of your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, these dedicated physicians and scientists physicians will be able to learn more about rheumatic diseases and will come closer to the day when patients’ debilitating symptoms can be conquered. Your generosity will offer great help, hope and support to patients and care providers alike at Northwestern Medicine.

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