Arizona Arthritis Center Adds Two Researchers with Exercise and Nutrition Expertise

Two University of Arizona faculty members with expertise in physiology and nutritional sciences have joined the Arizona Arthritis Center, a center of excellence at the UA College of Medicine.

  Two University of Arizona faculty members with expertise in physiology and nutritional sciences have joined the Arizona Arthritis Center, a center of excellence at the UA College of Medicine.

Timothy G. Lohman, PhD, is a professor of Physiology and Public Health, and an adjunct professor of Nutritional Sciences. He is researching the development of new methods to estimate fat, bone and muscle in the human body and how these factors and physical activity affect growth, development and aging.

Scott Going, PhD, a professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, is studying the role of exercise in obesity prevention in children. He also is the principal investigator of the KNEE Study in the AAC, which is assessing the effects of exercise and self management on pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Dr. Lohman was principal investigator of the Bone, Estrogen, Strength Training (BEST) Study that assessed the combined impact of exercise, hormone-replacement therapy and calcium on osteoporosis in 266 post-menopausal women. Dr. Going was co-principal investigator of the BEST Study.

"The Arizona Arthritis Center has collaborated with these two great researchers on a number of projects over the years, especially those related to exercise and osteoporosis as well as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis research. Having them as part of our center of excellence strengthens AAC research while giving them access to our patients," said Jeffrey Lisse, MD, interim director of the Arizona Arthritis Center.

The physicians, researchers and scientists of the Arizona Arthritis Center are committed to finding better treatments for the more than 100 forms of arthritis and autoimmune diseases and one day finding a cure.