Four new members recently joined the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council. They are:
Dr. S. Wright Caughman, director of the Emory Clinic and the Emory Diseases Research Center, executive associate dean for clinical affairs and the Alicia Leizman Stonecipher chair in the department of dermatology at Emory
University School of Medicine. His research involves the study of molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of gene expression of immunomodulatory proteins involved in skin inflammation.
Dr. John Klippel, president and chief executive officer of the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta. Before joining the AF, Klippel served as clinical
director of the NIAMS Intramural Research Program.
Ann Kunkel, education coordinator in pediatric
rheumatology, co-coordinator of the Patient Partners Program and a research assistant in the rheumatology division at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She is a prominent volunteer for the national Arthritis Foundation.
Dr. H. Lee Sweeney, the William Maul Measey professor and chairman of the department of physiology, professor of medicine and professor
of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. His expertise is in cell biology and muscle biology, particularly myosin structure and function.
|NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz (fourth from l) and acting deputy director Dr. Paul Plotz (fifth from l) welcome new members to the institute’s council (from l) Dr. Wright Caughman, Ann Kunkel, Dr. John Klippel and Dr. Lee Sweeney.