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Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
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Muscle and Bone Diseases

The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage.
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Skin Diseases

Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.

Resources

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Portal en español

Find Spanish-language resources for conditions of bones, joints, muscles, and skin.
Asian-Language Resources

Asian-Language Resources

Find Asian-language resources for conditions of bones, joints, muscles, and skin.

Research at NIAMS

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Labs @ NIAMS

Learn about our intramural scientists and their work.
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Clinical Research @ NIAMS

Learn about our innovative clinical research programs.
Explore opportunities for students, postdoctoral, and clinical scientists

Career Training

Explore opportunities for students, postdoctoral, and clinical scientists.

From the Director

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., became the Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in February, 2021.

Letter from the Director: Beginning a New Chapter in the NIAMS Story: Moving Ahead as a Community

Every great journey starts with a single step. As I embark on my new role as the director of the NIAMS, I am ready to listen and learn from the entire NIAMS community. I am honored to be starting such an important role.

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