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The WDOM Welcomes Dr. Louis (Lou) Bridges, Jr. as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology

Dr. S. Louis Bridges, Jr.
An internationally recognized clinician-scientist known for his work in the areas of arthritis, rheumatology and immunology, Dr. Bridges’ work has advanced health disparities in rheumatology patient care.

Targeting the Type 1 Interferon Pathway to Treat Lupus: Dr. Crow Provides Perspective in Science

Dr. Mary Crow
Dr. Crow provided an analysis on new findings involving the overproduction of type 1 interferon in lupus. The research has yielded data on one of the mechanisms that might explain why interferon is being made in excess in lupus.

The Challenges in Designing Clinical Trials for Lupus: Dr. Salmon Publishes Editorial in NEJM

Dr. Jane Salmon
The editorial notes that there is a challenge in designing clinical trials for lupus in terms of selection of outcomes instruments and suggests a remedy.

The Weill Department of Medicine Remembers Esteemed Colleague and Friend Dr. Charles L. Christian

Dr. Charles L. Christian
Dr. Christian, who achieved major advances in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), was beloved by colleagues, trainees, and friends throughout the United States and around the world.

Dr. Salmon Named Honorary Member of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

Dr. Jane Salmon
Dr. Salmon has been at the forefront of research in rheumatic disease, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus, for several decades.

Dr. Jane Salmon Appointed to Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

Dr. Jane Salmon
Dr. Salmon will oversee Weill Cornell Medicine's Office of Faculty Affairs, working closely with Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs Mark Albano, senior leadership, and department chairs to implement best practices for appointments, promotions, and tenure actions. She will also coordinate with the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on behalf of clinical, teaching and research faculty.

SLE, Pregnancy, Predictors, and Outcomes: Dr. Salmon & Colleagues Publish Pivotal Paper in Annals of Internal Medicine

Dr. Jane Salmon
In this multicenter study, Dr. Salmon and colleagues identified clinical and laboratory predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women who have inactive or stable-mild active lupus.

Five Weill Department of Medicine Faculty Accepted to the Association of American Physicians (AAP)

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Membership to the AAP is a coveted honor and reflects remarkable dedication to the advancement of scientific and practical medicine. Founded in 1885 as a non-profit professional organization, the AAP has some 1,300 active members and 600 honorary members.

Prestigious NIH Award Announced in Support of Clinical Research in Rheumatology

Dr. Vivian Bykerk
Drs. Vivian Bykerk, Lionel B. Ivashkiv, and Alessandra B. Pernis of the Division of Rheumatology will serve as key researchers in one of the 11 research groups across the United States that comprise the NIH Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus (AMP RA/Lupus) Network. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, which can be devastating, are relatively common and severe autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Bykerk Presents New Research on Arthritis at ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Dr. Vivian Bykerk
Dr. Vivian Bykerk, on staff at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and an Associate Professor of Medicine (Department of Medicine) at Weill Cornell, presented advances in arthritis research at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professions. The message of the new findings was: Delaying treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can greatly increase the likelihood of worse function at two years.


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