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HSS presents studies at 2017 ACR Annual Meeting

New York, NY

At this year’s American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented several studies related to innovations and leading research in rheumatology:

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Hip Replacement Outcomes in Impoverished Communities

  • Susan Goodman, MD published a study that found that a combination of race and socioeconomic factors play a role in hip replacement outcomes. Read the full press release here.

Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery Fosters Innovation in Teaching and Research to Improve Medical Care

  • Researchers from HSS including Stephen Paget, MD and Jessica Berman, MD found that the Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators have created a stimulating academic environment for educators and supported innovative research in rheumatology education. Read the full press release here.

Lupus Patients Endorse PROMIS Assessment Tool as Relevant and Valuable

  • Lisa Mandl, MD, MPH investigated the measurement of patient-reported outcomes for those with lupus and how it could improve clinical care. Read the full press release here.

Study Shows Lupus Support Line has Positive Impact

  • HSS social workers including Jillian Rose, LCSW, MPH and Priscilla Toral, LCSW found that a free telephone support and education program for people with lupus is a valuable resource. Read the full press release here.


About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic of musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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