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A Fireside Chat with Lindsey Criswell, Director of NIAMS

Session moderated by Bob Wachter

Lindsey Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, was vice chancellor of Research and chief of the UCSF Health Division of Rheumatology before being tapped to lead the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in February 2021. In this fireside chat with Bob Wachter, she will describe her career journey, which has included roles as a researcher, mentor, and now the leader of a major institute at the NIH. We’ll discuss the most promising developments in rheumatology, the future direction of the NIH, the challenges faced by grant-funded and early career researchers, and the current climate for physician-scientists.

Speaker:
Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, became director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in February 2021. She previously served as vice chancellor of Research at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as professor and chief of the Division of Rheumatology at UCSF Health. Her research focuses on the genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. She also has mentored many students and junior faculty to independent research careers. Lindsey earned a bachelor’s degree in genetics and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley; a DSc in genetic epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam; and an MD from UCSF.

This Grand Rounds will be Zoom-only. Watch live using the link below, or at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

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Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device by clicking:
https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/92507991004?pwd=UGg0NU0xS2R0Q1RtREpSK2UzUyt2dz09
Webinar ID: 925 0799 1004
Passcode: 500062

Or join by phone by dialing (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or
+1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592
International numbers available: https://ucsf.zoom.us/u/abBh6VatYU

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