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John Gerard Hanly, M.D., M.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P.(C)

John Gerard Hanly, M.D., M.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P.(C)

Prof. of Medicine and Pathology, Dalhousie University; Attending Staff Physician, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center; Dir., Dalhousie University Lupus Clinic

Dr. John Hanly is Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Dalhousie University and Attending staff physician at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Director of the Dalhousie University Lupus Clinic in Halifax. He obtained his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 1978 and trained in general internal medicine and clinical rheumatology in Ireland prior to immigrating to Canada in 1984. He undertook clinical fellowships in Rheumatology and Immunology at the University of Toronto and McMaster University before joining the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in 1987.

Dr. Hanly is a member of national and international research networks involved in clinical studies of systemic lupus erythematosus. He is the Past Chair of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC), a research network comprising 52 lupus investigators in 43 academic centers in 16 countries. He has published extensively and has received awards in recognition of his achievements in clinical research in lupus. Peer-review funding includes continuous operating grant support as PI from CIHR since 2002.

Dr. Hanly’s major research focus is the study of pathogenic mechanisms and clinical outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus, with a particular emphasis on ways in which lupus may affect the brain and other parts of the nervous system.