Announcements


Dr. Peter Weiser is now seeing patients at our Huntsville and Montgomery Satellite Clinics.
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Dr. Melissa Mannion
, UAB Pediatric Rheumatology fellow, has been appointed to serve as the Fellow on the Section on Rheumatology (SORh) Executive Committee to serve as the Post Residency Training (PRT) member. Her two-year term runs November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2014.  Congratulations!

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Dr. Rob Lowe, Pediatric Rheumatology Assistant Professor, been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Arthritis Foundation to study "Epigenetic Regulation of CD154 Gene Expression in Lupus" over two years. (2012-2014)

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The American College of Rheumatology has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Dr. Timothy G. Beukelman, Pediatric Rheumatology, served as lead author of the paper. "Our goal was to provide evidence and consensus-based guidance that reflects the current state of the field and is useful to clinicians of all levels of experience with the treatment of JIA. “The recommendations are important because the treatment of JIA has undergone major changes over the last decade with the introduction of biologic therapeutic agents,” Dr. Beukelman, said in an interview with RHEUMATOLOGY NEWS. Click here for full announcement. Click here for APRIL 2011 • RHEUMATOLOGY NEWS article.