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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Professor Receives Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology

Dr. David T. Felson, professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology.

[Photo: Dr. David T. Felson]

The prize is the most prestigious international award for research in rheumatology. Dr. Felson received the award on May 12 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Dr. Felson’s research interests include understanding how to prevent and treat osteoarthritis (OA)—also known as degenerative joint disease, or “wear and tear” arthritis. He is studying whether treatments for rheumatic diseases are effective and, particularly in osteoarthritis, identifying risk factors for disease, testing treatments, and characterizing MRI features of normal knees and knees with pain. He also studies outcome measurement (tests that objectively determine a patients’ baseline function at the beginning of treatment) in rheumatic disease, and has focused in this work on rheumatoid arthritis trials.

The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Felson was the first non-basic scientist recipient of the Kunkel Young Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, and from this same organization, he received its inaugural Clinical Research Award. He is director of training and education for the BU Clinical Translational Science Institute and director of Clinical Epidemiology at Boston Medical Center.

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