Meetings will be held on Fridays from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. in the Shelby Building, Room 105, but if another location is specified for a specific date..

A light lunch will be provided.

For questions concerning the Journal Club, contact Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH at or Julie Huff at

Click on the links below to access the articles that will be discussed.

Date: September 8, 2017
Speakers: Edberg, Jeffrey C., PhD / Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH
Theme: Inflammatory arthritis-targets for new treatment and evaluating the safety of old treatments

JE - Rauber et al, 2017
LH - Humphries et al, 2017

Date: September 15, 2017
Lowe Conference - No Journal Club

Date: September 22, 2017
Speakers: Chander Raman, PhD / Archana Jain, MD
Theme: Scleroderma

CR - Takahashi et al, 2017
AJ - Namas et al, 2017


Date: September 29, 2017
Speaker: Edward W. Hook III, MD, Endowed Professor of Infectious Disease Translational Research, UAB Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Microbiology
Title: Working Together To Forge Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationships
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Click here for a slide show of the seminar

Date: October 6, 2017
Speakers: Beatriz Hanaoka, MD / Amanda Schnell, MD
Theme: Senescence and Mortality in Gout

BH - Vazirpanah et al, 2017
AS - Vincent et al, 2017

Date: October 13, 2017
Speakers: Richard Reynolds, PhD / Nada Elmagboul, MD
Theme: Gout

RR - Crisan et al, 2017
NE - Dalbeth et al, 2017

Slide presentations:

RR - slides
NE - slides

Date: October 20, 2017
Speakers: Matthew Stoll, MD, PhD / Vincent Laufer, graduate trainee
Theme: T cell co-stimulation

MS - Mease et al, 2017
VL - Jiang et al, 2017

Slide presentations:

MS - slides
VL - slides


Date: October 27, 2017
Speaker: Matthew J. Hilton, PhD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine
Title: The Complexity of Notch Signaling in Osteoarthritis
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Date: November 3, 2017
No Journal Club - 2017 ACR meeting

Date: November 10, 2017
Speakers: S. Louis Bridges, Jr, MD, PhD / Matthew McConnell, PhD
Theme: RhoA-ROCK in autoimmunity

SLB - Rozo et al, 2017
MM - Weng et al, 2016

Slide presentations:

MM - slides

Date: November 17, 2017
Speakers: Jeffrey Curtis, MD MS MPH / Justin K. Owensby, PharnD, PhD
Theme: RA-related inflammation as it affects both clinical outcomes and cardiovascular outcomes

JC - Crowson et al, 2017
JO - Solomon et al, 2017

Date: November 24, 2017
No Journal Club: Thanksgiving Holiday

Date: December 1, 2017
No Journal Club: CAMBAC Research Day

Date: December 8, 2017
Speakers: Alexabder Szalai, PhD / Alvin Lee Day, M.D.
Theme: Thyroid and RA

AS - Emamifar et al, 2017
ALD - Solomon et al, 2017

Date: December 15, 2017
Speakers: John D. Mountz, MD, PhD / Aprajita Jagpal, MD
Theme: Interferon and SLE

JDM - Amezcua-Guerra et al, 2017
AJ - Furie et al, 2017



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