Boston University Arthritis Center is an internationally recognized center in research, patient care and education. The Center was established in 1983 to advance basic, clinical, and epidemiological research in rheumatology and to translate laboratory findings into new therapeutic strategies. The Center unifies extensive basic, translational and clinical research, medical education, and patient care. Arthritis Center faculty include faculty in general rheumatology, and also faculty within focused programs in Scleroderma, musculoskeletal ultrasound, lupus and Clinical Epidemiology. Our multidisciplinary programs in scleroderma and lupus are highly integrated with experts in many specialties, including those in pulmonary/pulmonary hypertension nephrology and dermatology. Clinical care is provided at the Boston Medical Center in state-of-the art out and in-patient facilities. The Center’s clinical research teams have been at the forefront of developing new approaches to study and test new treatments for scleroderma, osteoarthritis, lupus and other autoimmune disorders.