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NIAMS Council Gains Five

Five new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council:

Dr. Gary E. Friedlaender is a professor and chief of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. His scientific focus has been on limb reconstruction and the treatment of bone and joint diseases.

New NIAMS Council Members
NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz (second from r) and deputy director Dr. Steven J. Hausman (second from l) greet new NIAMS council members (from l) Dr. Eduardo Rios, Dr. Gary Friedlaender, Tamara K. Liller, Dr. Pearl E. Grimes, and Dr. Gregory R. Mundy.

Dr. Pearl E. Grimes is medical director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Center of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is a noted expert in the cause and treatment of vitiligo and pigmentation disorders affecting African-American and other minority populations, and is a practicing dermatologist.

Tamara K. Liller is president of the Fibromyalgia Association of Greater Washington, Inc., in Woodbridge, Va.

Dr. Gregory R. Mundy is the J.C. and Irene Heyser memorial professor of bone and mineral metabolism at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He has performed extensive investigations in bone research, and is an NIAMS MERIT Award recipient.

Dr. Eduardo Rios is a professor in the department of molecular biophysics and physiology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. He has extensive publications in the science of muscle physiology, and is a recipient of the NIAMS MERIT Award.

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