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Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation Centre (CREATE)

The CREATE Centre is part of the section of Rheumatology within the School of Medicine.

We work alongside volunteer patients from Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board, to develop and test drugs to treat patients with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis. We are jointly funded by Arthritis Research UK, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research and Cardiff University.

Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis are chronic inflammatory joint conditions that result in pain, disability, joint damage and reduced quality of life. Achieving and sustaining remission has been shown to be important in arresting joint damage and improve prognosis. However, the percentage of patients who attain remission in clinical practice is estimated to be less than 30 per cent.

Aims

  • To improve the outcome of patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis by developing new treatments and diagnostic tests that will lead to more patients achieving disease remission.

We have established collaboration with other researchers in the division of Infection and Immunity to identify novel targets and develop new treatment.

Testing these novel treatments in patients with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis will be facilitated by the South East Wales Trials Unit and the Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital of Wales.

Selected publications

Contact

Ernest Choy

Yr Athro Ernest Choy

Professor of Rheumatology

Email:
choyeh@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7092

Academic staff

Ernest Choy

Yr Athro Ernest Choy

Professor of Rheumatology

Email:
choyeh@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7092
Simon Jones

Yr Athro Simon Jones

Chair

Email:
jonessa@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7325
Anwen Williams

Yr Athro Anwen Williams

Reader

Email:
williamsas@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 4733
Rebeca Playle

Dr Rebecca Playle

Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics

Email:
playlera@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 44821
Tim Pickles

Timothy Pickles

Junior Statistician

Email:
pickleste@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7259

Associated staff

Professor George Schett

University or Erlangen Nuremberg

Dr Paul-Peter Tak

GlaxoSmithKline

Dr Jeremy Camilleri

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Sharon Jones

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Julian Nash

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Anurag Negi

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Yr Athro Maurice Hallett

Professor

Email:
hallettmb@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 292074 2748
Paul Morgan

Yr Athro Paul Morgan

Professor

Email:
morganbp@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7096
Eddie Wang

Dr Eddie Wang

Reader

Email:
wangec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7035