20th Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupus

Harvard professor to deliver Holley Prize Lecture on systemic lupus at UAB Medical Grand Rounds.

george takos webGeorge C. Tsokos, M.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief, Rheumatology Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, will present the 20th Holley Prize Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Feb. 10.

Tsokos will present “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Novel Basic and Clinical Concepts” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of UAB Medical Grand Rounds. The lecture will be at Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.

Established as the Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Research Award in 1978 with a gift from Howard and Martha Holley, the honor was renamed The Howard and Martha Holley Research Prize in Rheumatology in 1988. This prize is given to recognize outstanding investigators for their clinical or basic research in clinical immunology and rheumatology.

Tsokos’ laboratory has opened and led the field of molecular abnormalities on immune cells in patients with SLE and identified previously unknown pathways that have served as the basis for novel treatments currently in various phases of development.

He has served in many leadership positions, including president of the Clinical Immunology Society and as member or chair of multiple federal study sections and editorial boards of scientific journals. Tsokos is the editor-in-chief of Clinical Immunology.

He holds a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and has received many prestigious awards, including the Hench, Kirkland, Howley and Evelyn Hess awards and the Distinguished Basic Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology.

  • February 10