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Date:11/5/2011

atients who need the most innovative care."

At the meeting, the ACR will also honor three Hospital for Special Surgery faculty members with prestigious awards: Dr. Laura Robbins, DSW, CSW, MSW, senior vice president of education and academic affairs and scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery, will receive the ACR's Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, pediatric rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, will receive the Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, and Physician-in-Chief Emeritus Stephen A. Paget, M.D. will receive the Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award being given to Laura Robbins is the highest honor that the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) bestows, and is presented to an investigator whose career has demonstrated a sustained and lasting contribution to the field of rheumatology. The Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award is granted to a young physician scientist, age 45 or younger, who has made outstanding and promising independent contributions to basic and clinical research in the field of rheumatology. The Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award is awarded to a rheumatologist who has made outstanding contributions in clinical medicine, clinical scholarship, or education.

"It is remarkable that three Hospital for Special Surgery experts in rheumatologic disease have been honored with ACR Awards," said Dr. Crow, who is also a past president of the ACR. "Each of these Special Surgery experts has significantly contributed to the field of rheumatology."

Dr. Robbins, the first ARHP President, focuses on qualitative research as a way to understand the role of culture and ethnicity in rheumatologic patients' health care experience. Dr. Lu is studying the contribution of blood vessels to the altered immune system function that is responsible for autoimmune diseases, including lupus and scleroderma. Dr. Paget served as the hospital's physician-in
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