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New for Trainees: Rheumatology Immunology Series

January 12, 2022
by Jane E. Dee

Rheumatology is a field that involves a complex understanding of autoimmunity. Now, a new weekly series sponsored by the Section of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Internal Medicine is providing trainees with an opportunity to learn more about this important topic.

The Rheumatology Immunology Series is a weekly series that is held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Geared toward trainees at all levels, the meetings immediately follow the Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Grand Rounds, which are held from 8 to 9 a.m.

During the weekly meetings, rheumatology faculty provide trainees with a better understanding of autoimmunity, and discuss the underlying immunology concepts in rheumatic diseases. Some of the topics that trainees and faculty discuss are the scientific basis of autoimmunity, inflammatory tissue damage, and drug action, said Section Chief Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (rheumatology) and professor of pathology and of epidemiology (microbial diseases).

The meetings are organized by Joseph Craft, MD, Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (rheumatology) and professor of immunobiology, Monique Hinchcliff, MD, associate professor and director of Yale Scleroderma Program, and Annette Torres, the section’s program coordinator.

The next Rheumatology Immunology Series meeting will be held on January 19. For more information about the weekly series, see the Department of Internal Medicine’s Events email on Monday mornings.

The Section of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology is dedicated to providing care for patients with rheumatic, allergic and immunologic disorders; educating future generations of thought leaders in the field; and conducting research into fundamental questions of autoimmunity and immunology. To learn more about their work, visit Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology.

Submitted by Jane E. Dee on January 12, 2022