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P U B L I C AT I O N S O F N OT E Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Li X, Wu J, Ptacek T, Redden DT, Brown EE, Alarcón GS, Ramsay-Goldman R, Petri MA, Reveille JD, Kasklow RA, Kimberly RP, Edberg JC. “Allelic-dependent expression of an activating fc receptor on B cells enhances humoral immune responses.” Sci Transl Med. 2013 Dec 18;5(216):216ra175. JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 5 NO. 11 RHEUMATOLOGY INSIGHT Yukinori O,…Bridges SL Jr, et al. “Genetics of rheumatoid arthritis contributes to biology and drug discovery.” Nature. 2013 25 Dec. Epub ahead of print. T h e U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2014 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 RHEUMATOLOGY Promoting RA, MSK Research RHEUMATOLOGY INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Division of Rheumatology visit: U A B M edicine R esources M D L earning C hannel For CME-accredited presentations and web-based learning, visit P hysician H Q UAB Medicine online headquarters provides information on referrals, digital UAB Insight editions, news and updates, and more. Visit UA B M I ST MIST provides 24-hour consultation and referral services to physicians. NIAMS Awards UAB 1 of 10 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers issue highlights UAB Awarded NIH Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center The National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has awarded UAB a nearly $4.2 Singh First UAB Researcher to Garner Funding From Federal PCORI MD, MSc, a professor in the same division. The MCRC contains an Administrative Core; a UAB Well-Represented at ACR Annual Meeting 2 million, 5-year Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center Methodology Core, led by David Redden, PhD, of the UAB (MCRC), one of only 10 in the nation. The centers support a School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics; as UAB Medicine News Immunodeficiency with Rheumatic and Autoimmune Disorders Noteworthy Events 3 full range of outstanding multidisciplinary clinical research well as two research projects: Featured Clinical Trials 3 Publications of Note 4 in the areas of arthritis and mus culoskeletal diseases. “The program is uniquely positioned to promote research related to the causes, diagnoses, treatments, and improved care of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases,” Project 1.  “Facilitating Treat-to-Target Strategies Using Novel Health Technology with Decision Support,” will be led by Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MS, MPH, principal investigator.  This project will extend and evaluate novel health says MCRC Director S. Louis Bridges Jr, MD, PhD. Bridges Bridges to Lead American College of Rheumatology Division Directors Taskforce information technology to enable the systematic collection is director of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and and integration of patient reported outcome and healthcare Rheumatology. The center’s codirector is Kenneth Saag, provider data in routine clinical practice. This data will Contact MIST by calling 800.822.MIST (6478). continued on page 2