Arthritis New Zealand is happy to share the news of rheumatologist and professor of medicine, Nicola Dalbeth, being made a Fellow and elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for her distinction in research and advancement in gout arthritis reasearch.
Being made a Fellow is an honour that recognises distinction in research, scholarship or the advancement of knowledge at the highest international standards.
Professor Nicola Dalbeth, University of Auckland and Auckland District Health Board, leads a research programme in gout, a type of arthritis of major relevance to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Her work has identified novel mechanisms of disease and defined treatment approaches for gout. In addition, she has led international initiatives to define central concepts of gout, including nomenclature of disease, disease staging, and outcome measures. Her research in both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments has been incorporated into international gout management guidelines.
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