The two principal requirements that have been established for membership in the YRDRCC are that individuals:

  • Devote a proportion of their research effort to projects relevant to the core missions of the Center in investigation of rheumatic diseases; and
  • Exhibit a record of and/or document specific intentions for productive interdisciplinary collaboration with other YRDRCC members. Membership is given upon receipt of a completed membership application describing the individual’s research focus, and plans for collaboration with other YRDRCC members.

Membership requires Executive Committee approval and is renewable every two years. In addition, you are required to submit a one-page annual research summary to the Center to share your latest published discoveries with the research community.

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Alexia Belperron, PhD

Research Scientist in Medicine (Rheumatology) and Lecturer in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Instructor Mol Biophys & Biochem

Advisor: Center of Science and Quantitative Reasoning

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Jeffrey Bender, MD

Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology

Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

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Linda Bockenstedt, MD

Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity

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Alfred Bothwell, PhD

Professor of Immunobiology

Member of HTI and VBT

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Richard Bucala, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

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Lieping Chen, MD, PhD

United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Immunobiology, of Dermatology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Director, Cancer Immunology Program at Yale Cancer Center

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Tian Chi, PhD, MD

Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Judy Cho, MD

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

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Lauren Cohn, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)