Dr. Clifton “Bing” Bingham, is our next Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Bingham is a professor in the Division of Rheumatology, director of the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, deputy director for research in the Division of Rheumatology and co-director of the Rheumatic Diseases Research Core Center P30. He received his medical degree from Columbia University, where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He trained as a fellow in both rheumatology and allergy and clinical immunology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Before coming to Hopkins in 2005, he was on the faculty at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he founded a pioneering clinical and translational research center in rheumatology.

In the realm of clinical research, he has served as principal investigator and helped to design and analyze several NIH and industry-sponsored clinical trials of multiple agents in early to late phases of development for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. He has led several studies of the effects of biological and immunomodulatory therapies on responses to immunizations. A large amount of his current research focuses on patient centered outcomes research, including patient reported outcome development, validation and integration in clinical care. He serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Committee for the international Outcome Measures in Rheumatology methodology group, and has authored more than 170 original research articles, reviews and editorials, and 12 book chapters. He also co-directs the Multidisciplinary Rheumatology Training Program T32 and has mentored numerous fellows and junior faculty.

As Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Dr. Bingham will work closely with Dr. Brian O’Rourke, Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research, to evaluate and monitor current scientific programs within the department to report on the health and status of each, provide insight and leadership for new research programs and guide the recruitment of new scientist and physician-scientist faculty. He will also work with other members of the vice chair team to participate in the professional development of research faculty and support and disseminate sound data retention policies and ensure compliance with evolving human subjects and data security regulations. In his role, Dr. Bingham hopes to improve bidirectional communication between research administration at the departmental and School of Medicine level with investigators, beginning with a survey of investigators across the department to better understand current and anticipated needs and barriers.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bingham to his new role.

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