Explore this issueNovember 2013
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It has become customary for the new president of the ACR to outline an agenda for the upcoming year in his or her first column in The Rheumatologist.
To Start, A Bit About Myself
I would like to begin by telling you a little bit about my background. I had the great privilege of attending St. Ignatius High School in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. I am deeply grateful for the sacrifices my parents made to allow this to happen. The trajectory of my life was inexorably altered by my experiences at that Jesuit, all-male high school whose motto is “Men for Others.” It was there that I discovered that, although I came from meager circumstances, because of the gift of my education, much was expected of me.