Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Coordinator wins prestigious award

13 January 2011

Professor David IsenbergProfessor David Isenberg, Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London and Coordinator for the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Collaborative Centre at UCL, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Evelyn V. Hess Research Award.

The prize, awarded by the Lupus Foundation of America is in recognition of Professor Isenberg’s “outstanding contributions to the field of lupus research, diagnosis and treatment.”

Professor Isenberg has cared for more than 500 people with lupus at the Lupus Clinic at University College London over the course of his career and was elected to fellowships at the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Professor Isenberg is widely recognised the in the field of Rheumatology and has been published in over 400 original articles, over 200 reviews and chapters and has written and/or edited 17 books. His various academic appointments have included serving as president of the British Society for Rheumatology between 2004 to 2006.

The Lupus Foundation of America established the annual award in 2005 in honour of Dr. Evelyn V. Hess for her outstanding contribution to lupus research over the course of her career.