The Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill was recently awarded a $3.25 Million grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant will allow researches to complete a follow-up of participants in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a project which started twenty years ago in 1991. Follow-up will include a look at topics including risk factors and co-morbidities. Information on CDC provided funding and support for this project can be found here. Additionally, you can read the UNC Health Care article overviewing the grant awarded, including more information on what will specifically be examined in this research project.