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Just 20 years ago, rheumatology waiting rooms were almost always crowded with patients in wheelchairs. Today, thanks to research and the major treatment advances it has made possible, this sight is rare.

Many scientific breakthroughs in the field have been funded by the Rosalind Russell/Ephraim P. Engleman Rheumatology Research Center, the fundraising arm of the UCSF Division of Rheumatology. The Division is a global leader in patient care, research and teaching.

Despite enormous progress, arthritis and related autoimmune diseases remain the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and affect one in four Americans. At the same time, research is moving forward at an unprecedented pace, adding more drugs to the arsenal of treatment options that reduce chronic pain and disability, significantly improve quality of life and, in many cases, extend lifespan.

The Rosalind Russell/Ephraim P. Engleman Rheumatology Research Center is a vital source of support for scientific investigation into the causes and potential cures of arthritis and autoimmune diseases and for training physicians and scientists to be the next generation of leaders in the field of rheumatology.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support the Rosalind Russell/Ephraim P. Engleman Rheumatology Research Center, please contact Jacqui Lang at (415) 476-3341, or at Jacqui.Lang@ucsf.edu or donate online.