- The Centre aims to help to deliver translation of basic scientific research developments into clinical benefit for patients with rheumatological disease, with a focus on the 10-25 year age group.
- There are numerous scientific research centres for Paediatric Rheumatology and Adult Rheumatology, but none for Adolescent Rheumatology. Thus this centre focuses on scientific research as well as addressing the broad needs of adolescents with arthritis.
- The Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology is strongly supported not only by the paediatric and adult Rheumatology research teams and clinical services, but also by two Faculties at UCL, those of Medical Sciences and Population Health Sciences within the UCL School of Life and Medical Science.
- The Centre will serve as a platform over the next 5 years to deliver seamless top quality research, which is integrated into clinical care, across the age range, as patients transition to adult services, and will provide leadership, training and community/professional engagement at National and International levels in this novel area.
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