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Hospital for Special Surgery scientists share advances in lupus and related conditions
Date:11/7/2010

e ACR. "Each of these Special Surgery experts has significantly contributed to the field of rheumatology."

Dr. Goldring, who holds the St. Giles Chair at Special Surgery, oversees basic, clinical and translational research at the hospital and has been a leader in the field of bone remodeling research. Dr. Paget served as the hospital's physician-in-chief and chair of the Division of Rheumatology from 1995 to 2010, and today continues his longstanding research on the development and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and related conditions. Dr. Markenson has regularly been a lead investigator of studies and clinical trials on new drugs for people who have rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and lupus.

Also at this year's meeting, C. Ronald MacKenzie, M.D., associate attending rheumatologist at HSS, will be announced as the next chair of the ACR Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest. Ora B. Singer, M.D., a recent graduate of the HSS rheumatology fellowship program, will receive an ACR Distinguished Fellow Award, and Anant Vasudevan, a Yale University medical student who performed rheumatoid arthritis research at HSS, will receive an ACR Research and Education Foundation/Abbott Medical and Graduate Student Achievement Award.


News from the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting is embargoed until Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at 5 p.m. ET.

Highlights of presentations by Hospital for Special Surgery scientists include:

International Summit Held to Stimulate Collaborative Clinical Research on Antiphospholipid Syndrome (6)
Monday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. 11 a.m., Halls B1 & B2

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a condition that may be responsible for up to one-third of strokes in people under age 50, up to one-fifth of all cases of blood clots in large veins, and one-quarter of recurrent miscarriages. "There is an urgent need for a true international collaborat
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