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Trainee Research Information


The Division of Rheumatology has many engaging options available for trainees who would like to explore research opportunities. These are available to trainees at all levels of prior research experience, including students (graduate students, mentored scholarly activity [MSA] medical studentsresearch-track medical students, and Rheumatology Research Foundation summer preceptorships), house staff/residents, post-doctoral students, and rheumatology fellows. For house staff contemplating an academic career are encouraged to pursue one of the research opportunities within the division, prior to applying for the rheumatology fellowship research track (3 year academic-oriented position). Post-doctoral students may be interested in one of our funded Division of Rheumatology positions supported by the NIH T32 mechanism.
 
Faculty members accepting trainees and their area of scholastic focus include: 
 
  • Basic, translational and clinical research
  • Etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Available for: Undergraduate, Medical and Graduate Students, Residents
 

Liron Caplan, MD, PhD

  • Clinical/Outcomes/Health Services Research
  • Quality of Care Interventions
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Available for: Graduate and Medical Students, Residents and Post-docs 
 

Kevin Deane, MD, PhD

  • Epidemiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Translational Research in RA Pathogenesis
  • Clinical Trials in RA Prevention
  • Available for: Graduate students, Medical Students and Residents
 

Kristen Demourelle, MD

  • Translational Research in Mucosal Autoimmunity and Sex Differences in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Pathogenesis
  • Available for: Graduate students, Medical Students and Residents
 

Michael Holers, MD

  • Translational and basic research
  • Available for: Residents
 

Kristine Kuhn, MD, PhD

  • Translational and Basic Research
  • Microbiome and mucosal studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA)
  • Available for: Graduate and Medical Students, Residents and Post-docs 
 

Christopher Striebich, MD, PhD​

  • Clinical Trials
  • Available for: Residents