Paul J. Utz, MD, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Stanford University in California, and now has a lab with 14 to 15 people. He also was named director of education of FOCis (Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies). Dr. Utz also appeared on the Today Show last month to discuss the lack of efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin in osteoarthritis.
Anne M. Stevens, MD, was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Stevens was also recently written up in Rheumatology News for her work on maternal microchimerism in lupus.
Martha Jordan, PhD, was promoted to Instructor in the Department of Cancer Biology in the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She also recently published a paper titled "Functional Hierarchy of the N-terminal Tyrosines of SLP-76" in the Journal of Immunology.
John Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA Medical Center, recently published a review article titled “Current issues in joint replacement surgery” in Current Opinion in Rheumatology and has had two other papers that were funded in part by the Arthritis Foundation that have been accepted for publication. He also had been named the medical honoree for the Arthritis Walk by the Southern California Chapter.