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Congratulations Dr. Jean Liew

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Liew on receiving two awards presented at ACR 2022.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Investigator Award

and

Spondylitis Early Career Investigator Award.

 

 

 

Dr. Liew (@rheum_cat) was super busy at ACR Philly being the top tweeter of #ACR22.  Dr. Liew provided  useful, important, clear and concise summaries of various abstracts/community hubs/posters throughout the meeting, which took a lot of pre-planning and work. She was helping the entire global Rheumatology community (including patients) keep up with all of what was going on at ACR.

Thanks @rhuem_cat

Virtual MSK Elective

Section of Rheumatology now offering Virtual MSK Elective for URiM medical students and residents.

Dr. Eugene Kissin has created this 1-month Musculoskeletal Examination and Imaging Elective to help overcome the obstacles that URiM medical students and residents may face in getting mentored in joint and soft tissues examination, radiography and ultrasound imaging, as well as foster enthusiasm for a career in rheumatology.

The goal of the training program is to attract URiM residents/medical students to the field of Rheumatology through an intensive, month-long curriculum of training in musculoskeletal anatomy, physical examination, radiography and ultrasound examination through a virtual environment. Participants will be guided through web-based modules in musculoskeletal radiograph interpretation, musculoskeletal ultrasound use, and surface anatomy and musculoskeletal physical examination to be used as part of this curriculum.

Program Highlights

  • students receive a handheld ultrasound equipment & iPad
  • real-time remote ultrasound and physical examination guidance & feedback
  • Independent ultrasound scan review by Dr. Kissin
  • anatomy & musculoskeletal radiograph interpretation modules
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound modules
  • surface anatomy and physical examination modules

Learn more here.

Dr. Mike York recieves the Evans Clinician designation

Congratulating Dr. York on this wonderful high honor of receiving the Evans Clinician designation!

The designation was established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate outstanding clinicians who possess clinical skills, attributes and professionalism that define excellence and to establish a home for such individuals to share experiences and grow their membership.  Similar to the DOM Clinical Excellence Award, the designation is intended to acknowledge the value of clinical medicine and honor clinical role models among the faculty.

The award will be presented at the Evans Day Dinner on Thursday, October 13th in the Hiebert Lounge

 

BU Rheumatology at the 2022 Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis

 

 

 

 

 


Enjoy these pictures and comments, shared with us by Tuhina Neogi, from the Arthritis Foundation walk on Sunday, June 12.

We lucked out with great weather. We had the best sign and the best turn out. We didn’t take enough pictures, though. We missed taking pics of some members of the team, and missed out on some important photo-ops, particularly with our youngest walkers. We had a good number in the 3-&-under age group…which made our walk quite leisurely and punctuated…

The waffles with whipped cream and fruit were a hit, and the kids got some great tattoos; some held on to helium-filled balloons for a short time before they inevitably accidentally let go.

Some thanks are in order:

- Thank you to Gabriela for being a great Team Leader, making sure the group stopped periodically to ensure that none of our crew at the back of the pack were having any difficulty (particularly as some young walkers got distracted by geese with their baby goslings or thorny weeds, etc.)

- Thank you to Kim for setting up our team online

- Thank you to Sharon, Anne, and Lisa for overseeing the logistics of our sign and brochures

- Thank you to Jean for bringing snacks for our table

- Thank you to all that came out!

 

It was great to see everyone, and hopefully we can go back to making this an annual get together with family.

Snapshots from the 2022 OARSI Meeting in Berlin

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  • Award Ceremony

    Tuhina Neogi received the 2022 OARSI Clinical Trial Award

  • Oral Presentation

    Jean Liew presenting her oral abstract

  • Oral Presentation

    Deepak Kumar's oral abstract presentation

  • Oral Presentation

    Reza Jafarzadeh, presenting his oral abstract

  • Virtual Attendees Michael Rose and Soyoung Lee

    Michael and Soyoung attending the meeting virtually, in Boston. Michael's abstract was chosen as one of the highest scoring abstracts

  • Batman (Farshid Guilak) and Catwoman (Tuhina Neogi) facing off for the Great Debate

    Plenary Session - Debate: Symptoms or Structure: What Should Be Our Target in OA?

  • Farshid Guilak and Tuhina Neogi ready for the Great Debate

    Plenary Session - Debate: Symptoms or Structure: What Should Be Our Target in OA?

  • Farshid Guilak and Tuhina Neogi in the Great Debate

    Plenary Session - Debate: Symptoms or Structure: What Should Be Our Target in OA?

  • Tuhina, Jean and Deepak attending a session

  • Deepak and Jean attending a session

  • Sightseeing!

    Jean and Tuhina taking in the sights in Berlin

Tuhina Neogi receives the 2022 OARSI Clinical Research Award

Tuhina Neogi is the recipient of the 2022 Clinical Research Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International.

The purpose of the OARSI Clinical Research Award is to recognize excellence in clinical research related to osteoarthritis. Research domains include, but are not limited to, areas such as epidemiology and health services research, clinical outcomes, translational research, and therapeutics, encompassing all phases of research having clinical implications; research having been conducted within the last five years.

Dr. Neogi was acknowledged during the Opening  Ceremony at the World Congress on April 7, 2022 in Berlin.

More News from OARSI 2022

From Healio Rheumatology, April 11 issue

Increasing rates of walking, standing or maximum-level activity is associated with reductions in cartilage loss in knee osteoarthritis, according to a speaker at the 2022 OARSI World Congress.

“Physical activity is consistently recommended for managing knee OA,” S. Reza Jafarzadeh, PhD, of the Boston University School of Medicine, said in his presentation.

Reza Jafarzadeh, DVM, MPVM, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Research & Data Analysis Core in the Section of Rheumatology. He presented his poster in a plenary session during the OARSI 2022 World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Berlin, Germany.

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News from OARSI 2022

From Healio Rheumatology April 8, 2022 issue

Wearable devices demonstrate strong reliability in assessing gait and standing speed in the homes of patients with osteoarthritis, according to findings presented at the 2022 OARSI World Congress.

Wearable technologies to assess disease parameters and outcomes in patient homes have been gaining more widespread use in rheumatology in recent years, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Michael J. Rose, BS, of Boston University.

Michael J. Rose, BS, a member of Deepak Kumar's Movement & Applied Imaging Lab at Sargent College, presented virtually his poster at the OARSI 2022 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, held in Berlin. His abstract, Reliability of Wearable Sensors for Assessing Gait and Chair Stand Function at Home in People with Knee Osteoarthritis, was presented during a plenary session of the highest score abstracts submitted.

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