THE OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE OF ACR CONVERGENCE 2022 • NOVEMBER 10-14



ACR Awards Of Distinction

ACR President E. William St.Clair, MD, and ACR President-Elect Joan M. Von Feldt, MD, MSEd, will present the 2015 award winners and newly accepted ACR Masters at 4:30 PM on Saturday, immediately preceding the Opening Lecture in Hall A on the exhibit level of Moscone South.

Congratulations to the 2015 award recipients, and a special thank you to everyone who nominated a colleague. The 2015 award recipients are profiled in a central exhibit located in the lobby of Moscone South. Please make sure you visit the exhibit this week to learn more about each recipient.

ACR AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Presidential Gold Medal
The highest award that the ACR can bestow, the Presidential Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career. Established by the past presidents of the ACR, candidates will have made important contributions in multiple areas such as clinical medicine, research, education, or administration. The Rheumatology Research Foundation provides funding support for this award of distinction.

Awards of Distinction Wofsy David Wofsy, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology
Dean of Admissions
UCSF School of Medicine
Associate Director
Russell-Engleman Rheumatology Research Center
San Francisco

Distinguished Basic Investigator Award
Awarded to a basic scientist making outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology.

Awards of Distinction Miossec Pierre Miossec, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Immunology
Immunogenomics and Inflammation Research Unit
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Clinical Unit
University Claude Bernard
Lyon, France

Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award
Awarded to a rheumatologist who has made outstanding contributions in clinical medicine, clinical scholarship, or education.

Awards of Distinction Kolasinski Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Rheumatology
Penn Musculoskeletal Center
Philadelphia

Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award
Awarded to a young physician scientist, age 45 or younger, who has made outstanding and promising independent contributions to basic or clinical research in the field of rheumatology.

Awards of Distinction Khanna Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Paulding Phelps Award
Given to a clinical rheumatologist for outstanding service to patients, community, and the practice of medicine.

Awards of Distinction Kassan Stuart S. Kassan, MD, MACR
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver School of Medicine
Practicing Rheumatologist
Colorado Arthritis Associates
Chief Medical Officer
Infusion Center of Denver and MPP Infusion Partners
Denver

Distinguished Service Award
Given to an ACR member for outstanding and sustained service to the ACR.

Awards of Distinction Lim Sam Lim, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Clinical Director
Division of Rheumatology
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief of Rheumatology
Grady Health System
Atlanta
Awards of Distinction Weinstein Arthur Weinstein, MD, MACR
Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Associate Chairman
Department of Medicine
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.

Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award
Given to a clinical scientist making outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology.

Awards of Distinction Ginzler Ellen Ginzler, MD, MPH, MACR
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine
Chief of Rheumatology
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award
The Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award recognizes the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship. A dedicated mentor can significantly influence the successful development and career of a mentee. This award honors an active ACR or ARHP member for their contributions to the rheumatology profession through outstanding and ongoing mentoring. The Rheumatology Research Foundation provides funding support for this award of distinction.

Awards of Distinction Gilkeson Gary Gilkeson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, S.C.

Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award
Given to a current or former rheumatology program director that has made outstanding contributions in the mentoring and training of future rheumatologists.

Awards of Distinction Brasington Richard Brasington, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis
Awards of Distinction Jonas Beth Jonas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology
Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
Thurston Arthritis Research Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.