The NIAMS initiates partnership programs to accelerate research, raise awareness of NIAMS research activities, and provide health care services to clinical studies for people affected by arthritis, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership
The NIH, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations created the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) to develop new ways of identifying and validating promising biological targets for diagnostics and drug development.

Community Health Clinic
The NIAMS Community Health Clinic provides health care services and referrals to clinical studies for people affected by arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatic diseases.

Community Outreach
The NIAMS participates in a range of activities and events to raise awareness of NIAMS research activities and disseminate health information to improve health.

NIAMS Coalition
The NIAMS Coalition is an independent consortium of more than 95 professional and voluntary organizations that are devoted to raising awareness of NIAMS research.

Osteoarthritis Initiative
The Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) is a multicenter, longitudinal, prospective observational study of knee osteoarthritis.

The NIAMS Intramural Research Program's Scientific Summer Student Internship Program
Students in high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students have the opportunity to work in one of the NIAMS labs to learn research skills, attend lectures and symposia, and gain experience presenting.

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