Lupus Foundation of America Invites Nominations for Hess, Stevens AwardsAugust 06, 2012
Awardees Will be Honored at ACR Conference in Washington; Will Receive $5,000 Each
WASHINGTON—The Lupus Foundation of America is inviting nominations for two annual awards honoring outstanding lupus researchers. The 2012 Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize recognizes exceptional achievement by a young investigator in lupus research. The Evelyn V. Hess Award honors a researcher whose body of work has advanced the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of lupus.
Recipients of both awards will receive $5,000 each and will be honored at the Lupus Foundation of America Awards Reception at the American College of Rheumatology meeting on Nov. 12, in Washington, D.C. The deadline for submitting nominations for both awards is Aug. 17. Nomination guidelines for the Hess award can be found here. Nomination guidelines for the Stevens prize can be found here.
Dr. Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP, MACR, is former medical director and an honorary member of the national board of directors of the Lupus Foundation of America. She is an internationally known expert in lupus, with a special interest in the area of the environmental aspects of lupus.
Dr. Mary Betty Stevens, MD, was the first woman to be appointed chair of the division of rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, as well as director of rheumatology at Good Samaritan Hospital. She developed the Hopkins-Good Samaritan Rheumatic Disease Unit, which became renowned for clinical research on lupus and vasculitis.
The most recent recipient of the Stevens prize was Dr. Jinoos Yazdany of the University of California, San Francisco, whose primary research focus is examining the quality of health care delivered to patients with lupus. Last year’s Hess award went to Graciela Alarcon of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who has led frontline research on lupus among minority groups in the United States.