The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) today announced that it has joined the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Coalition.


 


NIAMS mission is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. In support of these goals, NATA will provide top researchers and clinicians from its membership to serve on the NIAMS Coalition and attend NIAMS Advisory Council meetings.


 


Were very pleased to have been accepted as a member of the NIAMS Coalition, said NATA President Chuck Kimmel, ATC. We look forward to working together to accomplish our common aims.


 


Its exciting when the objectives of several unique organizations dovetail so seamlessly, said Rebecca Minnillo, MPA, director of government relations and planning for the Society for Investigative Dermatology and NIAMS Coalition chair. The invaluable expertise and experience provided to our organization by NATAs experts will help us in our mission of combating and overcoming debilitating musculoskeletal diseases.


 


About the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) a part of the Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health, is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. For more information about NIAMS, call the information Clearinghouse at 301-495-4484 or 877-22-NIAMS (free call) or visit the NIAMS website at www.niams.nih.gov.


 


About the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA):


Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. For more information, visit www.NATA.org.


 







 

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