This past June, Yvonne Golightly, PT, MS, PhD, helped launch an international group of researchers focused on foot and ankle osteoarthritis.
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At the time, Dr. Golightly, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, N.C., was attending the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Exchange Program in London. The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology gathers experts from the around the world to share clinical and research ideas, skills and knowledge within rheumatology.
What made this opportunity even more special for Dr. Golightly was that she was the first health professional—or non-rheumatologist—in the U.S. to be awarded travel and registration expenses by the ACR to attend the conference.