The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine Rheumatism Research Center has been a leading research institution in rheumatism with responsibility and pride although it is no longer than 15 years since Rheumatism study was introduced in Korea.
In Korea , research on rheumatism began with collagen induced arthritis experiment on animals in the early 1990s. However, it was only after the foundation of Catholic Research Institutes of Medical Science that the study on rheumatism was actively promoted. As the researchers made successful presentations on their research at seminars held abroad, Catholic Research Institutes of Medical Science gradually took root as a competitive research center.
For the last 10 years, Rheumatism Research Center has been strengthening our competitiveness in the international stage. Building on the foundation, we will hopefully bear fruit thanks to mid to long-term support from The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine and support from the government that actively promotes the development of life science in the post-genome age.