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National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases: Important Events in NIAMS History

November 20, 1985--The Health Research Extension Act of 1985 (P.L. 99-158) author-ized the establishment of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

April 8, 1986--NIAMS was established.

February 18, 1987--The first meeting of the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council was held.

April 15, 1996--NIAMS held a 10th anniversary symposium: "Progress and Promise in Chronic Disease."


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