S. Louis Bridges Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will succeed Robert P. Kimberly, M.D., as director of the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal & Autoimmunity Center.
Genetic changes that protected their ancestors against fly-borne parasites may partly explain why African-Americans with lupus are up to five times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease than those of European descent. This was the conclusion of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.