BOSTON—The Evelyn V. Hess Award is presented annually by the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of lupus, its diagnosis and treatment. The presentation was made on Nov. 17, 2014, during a reception at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Boston. Gary S. Gilkeson, MD, a professor of medicine/microbiology and immunology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, introduced the winners:
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“If you have been in attendance at the Hess Awards these past years, you have heard us talk about Dr. Hess’ many professional achievements.
“We are all indebted to Dr. Hess’ contributions that have helped shape our understanding of lupus, which includes the connection between the environment and lupus. Dr. Hess has led by example, and by doing so has shown that one person can make a difference. We are grateful for Dr. Hess’ years of research and her commitment to patient care.
“Dr. Hess was not able to make it to ACR this year. Her imprint on the field and lifetime achievements, along with the countless people whose lives have been impacted by her work and her mentoring, prompted the LFA to establish this award in her honor 10 years ago.
“This year, for the first time ever, we have two Hess awardees. They are Dr. Jane Salmon and Dr. George Tsokos.”
About Dr. Salmon
“Dr. Jane Salmon graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University and earned her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where she was the first woman enrolled in their medical scientist training program.