The Division of Immunology and Rheumatology and the Center for Rheumatic Diseases at the University of Missouri represent more than 30 years of excellence in the field of rheumatology and immunology.

The Rheumatology Division encourages research efforts in both basic science and clinical investigations. Fellows may choose to participate in clinical trials with Chokkaligam Siva, MD, in clinical research via the ANA laboratory with our clinical faculty or basic research in the immunology laboratory of Helen Mullen, PhD.

Complementing fellows’ individual interests, collaboration with the Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy School and the Pain Clinic provide additional rich environments to develop research projects and get hands-on clinical practice.