The ACR is pleased to welcome the newest members of the ACR board of directors and ARHP executive committee. These new members were confirmed in November during the 2011 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. Over the next two issues of “From the College,” you will be introduced to these new members and learn what they want to gain from their experience as new board and executive committee members.
Incoming ACR Volunteers
William F. Harvey, MD, MSc
William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, is assistant professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Harvey has previously served as the fellow liaison for the ACR Government Affairs Committee and Committee on Workforce and Training, and as a member of the fellow subcommittee of the Committee on Workforce and Training. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Harvey served as a member of the Government Affairs Committee. In 2008, he won the ACR Distinguished Fellow Award.
“As the ‘Young Board Member‘ designee, I look forward to representing a new generation of rheumatologists and helping the board of directors keep an eye toward the future while serving the current membership. I look forward to learning more about the needs of our diverse membership,” says Dr. Harvey.
V. Michael Holers, MD, is the head of the division of rheumatology and professor of medicine, immunology, and rheumatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Dr. Holers has been teaching at the University of Colorado School of Medicine since 1993. He has received many awards, including the 2008 ACR Distinguished Basic Investigator Award and REF Within Our Reach: Finding a Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis research grants.
Dr. Holers says that as an ACR board member, he “would like to advance the goals of the ACR in a period of time that is increasingly challenging with regard to the research, clinical care, and educational missions of its members. We need to work hard to create new opportunities on all fronts for our members in order to maintain our leadership position in an ever-changing professional environment.”
Dr. von Scheven
Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, is division chief of pediatric rheumatology, professor of clinical pediatrics, and program director of pediatric rheumatology fellowship training at the University of California San Francisco. She is also the co-director of resident research training for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, and elected chair of the lupus subcommittee with the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA).