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Endowments, Named Funds and Lectureships 

Endowments

Former president of the American College of Rheumatology Dr. Stephen Malawista and his wife Tobe.

Tobé and Stephen E. Malawista, MD, Endowment in Academic Rheumatology

Established with a generous commitment from Mrs. Tobé and Dr. Stephen Malawista, this endowment ensures that physician scientists can continue their academic careers in vital rheumatic disease research. The Tobé and Stephen E. Malawista, MD Endowment in Academic Rheumatology provides a permanent source of support in basic science research career development for early career investigators.

Ephraim P. Engleman Endowed Resident Research Preceptorship

Established with a generous commitment by Dr. Ephraim P. Engleman, this endowment introduces residents to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time research experience with the goal of attracting promising physician scientists to the field of rheumatology.

Audrey M. Nelson, MD Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Endowment in Training

Established with a generous commitment by Dr. Audrey M. Nelson, this endowment addresses the growing demand for rheumatologists by providing robust education and training opportunities and to ensure people with rheumatic diseases have access to the care they need.

Marshall J. Schiff, MD, Memorial Fellow Research Award

Established with a generous commitment by Dr. Michael H. Schiff and family, this endowment honors the memory of Marshall J. Schiff, MD by recognizing outstanding scholarship of fellows-in-training in the field of rheumatology.


NAMED FUNDS

Norman B. Gaylis, MD, Clinical Research Award

Established with a generous commitment to the Foundation from Dr. Gaylis, the Norman B. Gaylis, MD Clinical Research Award provides funding for research that will impact community practice. Studies may include, but are not limited to, international collaborations, health services research, outcomes studies, practice supply and demand, and/or clinician–patient communications.

Andrejeski Fund for Fellowship Training

Established with a generous commitment to the Foundation from Mark Andrejeski, this fund helps to ensure an adequate supply of rheumatology providers meeting the needs of children and adults with rheumatic diseases in all areas of the country, particularly those currently underserved. Mr. Andrejeski served as Executive Vice President of the American College of Rheumatology from 1987 to 2019.


Lectureships

Paul Klemperer, MD, Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship was established in memory of Dr. Paul Klemperer to honor his significant contribution to rheumatology by developing a unifying concept of connective tissue diseases. The lectureship is presented each year at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting and features an outstanding investigator in the field of rheumatology.

Lecturers are selected by the ACR Convergence Planning Committee.

Oscar S. Gluck, MD, Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship was established in memory of Dr. Oscar Gluck to honor his significant contributions to bone research. The lectureship is presented each year at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting and features an outstanding investigator in the area of bone and/or bone metabolism research.
Lecturers are selected by the ACR Convergence Planning Committee.

Edmund L. Dubois, MD, Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship was established in memory of Dr. Edmund Dubois to honor his significant contributions to the study of lupus. The lectureship is presented each year at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting and features an outstanding investigator in the area of lupus research.
Lecturers are selected by the ACR Convergence Planning Committee.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship was established by the Rheumatology Research Foundation to honor a rheumatology professional who made a significant contribution to the field during his or her lifetime. Each year’s lecture will be designated in memory of a different colleague. The lectureship is presented each year at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting and features an investigator who submitted a quality abstract.
Lecturers are selected by the ACR Convergence Planning Committee.

 

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