Ellen Gravallese honored by American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

UMass Medical School Communications

July 19, 2017
  Ellen M. Gravallese, MD
 

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, the Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatologyprofessor of medicine and chief of the Division of Rheumatology, is the recipient of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research’s 2017 Stephen M. Krane Award.

The Krane award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in basic, translational or clinical research in inflammation and/or skeletal matrix biology.

A highly-regarded clinician and basic scientist, Dr. Gravallese has dedicated her career to caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease, and has focused her research on the mechanisms by which inflammation in soft tissue leads to cartilage and bone destruction in the joints. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation, among others, her laboratory has identified key molecular and cellular pathways in rheumatoid arthritis and has contributed to new treatment modalities for this progressive disease.

In 2016, Gravallese was appointed associate editor of New England Journal of Medicine. She is currently a member of the executive committee of the American College of Rheumatology, serving as secretary of the college; she will serve as president of the organization in 2019-20.

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