Chronic Disease Resource Centre (CDRC)

The Birmingham CDRC houses clinics in which cohorts of patients with arthritis, kidney, lung and endocrine disease can be studied using shared facilities, while at the same time providing resources for disease specific assessments. There is a cross-disciplinary approach to inflammation with careful characterisation of patient groups to explore how pathology is manifested and differs across different organs and to explore cardiovascular, bone and periodontal co-morbidity.

Researchers from the School of Dentistry are working with the CDRC to assess the periodontal health of large cohorts of patients and to determine whether overlapping co-morbidities share pathophysiological processes.

Ongoing and future studies aim to identify factors that predict disease progression to inform the development of predictive models and the identification of therapeutic targets.