While in graduate school in Vancouver, he decided to pursue a research project at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre with Patrick McGowan, PhD, and the experience cemented his interest in the field.
He has now worked at the Centre for three decades.
joined ARHP (now known as the Association of Rheumatology Professionals [ARP]) in 1990, upon attending the Annual Meeting with a group of other rheumatology professionals. “The meeting happened to be in Seattle that year, so we took a bus down,” he says. “I was so impressed with the quality of the education provided—the range of speakers—[that] I was hooked after that first meeting.”