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Earl J. Brewer Research Award


This award recognizes a training fellow who, in his/her first two years of fellowship, has distinguished him or herself in an area of clinical research. Any rheumatology fellow who is training at an accredited training program in the US or Canada is eligible in the beginning of his or her third year of fellowship. The Executive Committee members will review pediatric rheumatology abstracts submitted to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting. The award recipient will receive a certificate and an honorarium presented during the pediatric rheumatology business meeting held during the ACR annual meeting and will be recognized in the SORh newsletter. Following are past recipients.

​Year ​Recipient Name ​Abstract Title
​2012 Maria Espinosa, MD and Julisa Patel, MD Effects of Nelfinavir On Anti-dsDNA Antibody Binding and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Gene Expression
2011 Mark Gorelik, MD ​Serum Follistatin-Like Protein 1 is Elevated in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Is a Biomarker for Macrophage Activation Syndrome
​2010 ​Keith Sikora, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Specific Subgroup of New-Onset Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis without Overt Macrophage Activation Syndrome Shares Similar Gene Expression Signature with a Distinct Subset of Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis"
​2009 ​​Lena Das, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Candidate Urinary Biomarkers May Predict Histological Features on Lupus Nephritis (LN) Biopsy"
​2008 ​Claas Hinze, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) in Urine Predicts the Course of Nephritis in Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (PSLE)"
​2007 ​​Ankur Kamdar, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Outcome of Pediatric Lupus Nephritis After IV Cyclophosphamide: 36 Month Follow-Up of an Extended 9 Month Induction Protocol"
Sponsored by an educational grant
from Wyeth
​Edward Behrens, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Occult Macrophage Activation Syndrome in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis"
​2005 ​Bita Arabshahi, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Arthritis: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Predictors of Active Disease in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis"
Sponsored by an educational grant
from Wyeth
​Jennifer Weiss, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Change in SELENA SLEDAI Score with Disease Flare"
Sponsored by an educational grant
from Wyeth
​Susanne Benseler, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Primary CNS Vasculitis in Children"
Sponsored by an educational grant
from Wyeth
​​Anne Marie Brescia, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Prolonged Synovitis in Pediatric Lyme Disease: A Study on Clinical and Laboratory Predictors"
Sponsored by an educational grant
from Wyeth
​Deborah Levy Miller, MD ​Abstract entitled, "Thromboembolism in Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients with Antiphospholipid Antibodies"