The Department of Medicine Diversity Council and the School of Medicine Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty are thrilled to announce the visit of Dr. Gail Kerr as the 16th Annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professor in Diversity. Dr. Kerr is chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Howard University Hospital, and professor of medicine at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. A highly regarded and internationally recognized physician-researcher, Dr. Kerr’s scholarship has included evaluation of therapeutic modalities for gout, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus; as well as optimal management of rheumatic diseases in diverse populations. Dr. Kerr is the recipient of multiple awards for her research excellence, exceptional contributions to graduate medical education and service. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal Colleges of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Kerr will be the featured speaker at MedicalGrand Rounds on Friday, February 1, at 8 a.m. in Hurd Hall. The title of her talk will be “Reducing ethnic disparities in rheumatoid arthritis: using EMRAC as a roadmap.”

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