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Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research

2006-2009 Kirkland Scholars

John Esdaile, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia

John Esdaile, MD, MPH, completed medical training at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), the University of Toronto, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London, England) and the Yale University School of Medicine. He has served as the director of Rheumatology at McGill University and is currently professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and scientific director of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada in Vancouver, Canada.

His research interests focus on issues in epidemiological design and practical research problems for clinical disease, which include osteoarthritis, inflammatory joint disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH
Solovy Arthritis Research Society, Research
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and her MPH and DrPH degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also completed her postdoctoral studies in rheumatology. Dr. Ramsey-Goldman is project leader for the Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Program in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at Northwestern University, where her research focuses on the long-term consequences of disease and the development of prevention strategies for osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease in order to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of life for the patient with lupus.

At Northwestern, she collaborates with local, national, and international science leaders to address questions related to epidemiology, pregnancy outcomes, long-term outcomes of disease, pathogenesis of disease, and development of new therapies for the treatment of lupus; she has published extensively in these areas. She is the current chair of The Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Group and has served on several NIH study sections.

A Kirkland Scholar, Dr. Ramsey-Goldman has edited many textbooks and periodicals, reviewed numerous journals, and is an associate editor for Arthritis & Rheumatism. She serves as the program director for The General Clinical Research Center and is the associate director of The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center, where she is also the co-director of Clinical Research Training for the rheumatology training grant. She has mentored more than 20 medical students, residents, graduate students, rheumatology fellows, and junior faculty. Dr. Ramsey-Goldman is active as a volunteer for the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and the Arthritis Foundation.