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Updated November 9, 2015
Dr. Mariana Kaplan receives Evelyn V. Hess Award
Congratulations to Dr. Mariana Kaplan, Chief of the Systemic Autoimmunity Branch, who was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Evelyn V. Hess Award by the Lupus Foundation of America. This award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to lupus research, diagnosis, and treatment. NIAMS is proud of Dr. Kaplan for this outstanding achievement.
NIAMS Scientist Selected as Visiting Professor
Dr. Yuka Kanno, staff scientist in the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch, was invited to Paris to give a lecture to students and faculty of the Vaccine Research Institute at University of Paris-Est Créteil. Dr. Kanno visited the university on October 19th to give a lecture on epigenetics/transcriptional memory and vaccination.
NIAMS Scientist to Give Inman Lecture
Dr. Michael Ward, Chief of the Clinical Trials and Outcomes Branch, has been invited to present the Inman Lecture at the University of Toronto. His talk “Prospects for Disease Modification in Ankylosing Spondylitis" will be presented November 24, 2015.
Dr. Hanna Kim Receives Award
Congratulations to Hanna Kim, M.D., who is a 2015 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award recipient. Dr. Kim is a Clinical Fellow Scholar in the Pediatric Translational Research Branch. Her research interest is pathogenesis and biomarker discovery in juvenile dermatomyositis by comparison with genetic interferon-mediated autoinflammatory diseases.
Dr. Pravitt Gourh Receives Award
Congratulations to Pravitt Gourh, M.D., who has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Gourh is a Clinical Fellow and NIAMS Scholar in the NIH Rheumatology Training Program. His current research is focused on understanding the genetics of both pediatric and adult scleroderma, and protein biomarker discovery. Watch Dr. Gourh discuss his research .
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