|NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz (c) and acting deputy director Dr. Paul Plotz (third from r) welcome new members to the institute’s council. Pictured are (from l) Dr. James Weinstein, George A. Beach, Dr. Clifford Rosen, Dr. Betty Diamond and Dr. Kathleen Green.
Five new members were recently named to the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council. They are:
George A. Beach, founder and chairman of Beach Creative Communications headquartered in Philadelphia. Beach, who has received many national and international awards and is active in community leadership roles in Philadelphia, serves nationally on the boards of the Arthritis Foundation and the Alliance for Aging Research.
Dr. Betty A. Diamond, professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., and chief of the Center for Autoimmune Diseases at the Feinstein Institute for Medical
Research in Manhasset, N.Y. She has had an active career in several specialties: rheumatology,
immunology and microbiology and is a national and international leader in those fields.
Dr. Kathleen J. Green, the Joseph L. Mayberry professor of pathology at Northwestern University
Medical School. She is also professor of dermatology
and associate chair for research and graduate education in pathology.
Dr. Clifford J. Rosen, executive director of the Maine Center for Osteoporosis Research and Education at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Me. He is a senior staff scientist at the Jackson Laboratory
in Bar Harbor and a professor of nutrition at the University of Maine in Orono.
Dr. James N. Weinstein, director of the Institute
for Informed Patient Choice at Dartmouth Medical School. He is also professor and chair of the department of orthopaedics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
The new appointees will serve on the council through September 2010.