Nov. 11, 2015

Dr. Mariana Kaplan Receives Evelyn V. Hess Award Recognizing Her Achievements in Lupus Research

Dr. Mariana J. Kaplan of NIAMS/NIH received 2015 Evelyn V. Hess Award for achievements in lupus research. Dr. Mariana J. Kaplan of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIAMS/NIH) received the 2015 Evelyn V. Hess Award from the Lupus Foundation of America in recognition of her achievements in lupus research.  Dr. Kaplan also has received funding support from the Foundation for her studies in autoimmunity.   In this video, she discusses the important work she is doing at the NIAMS/NIH to understand the role inflammation plays in causing premature cardiovascular disease in people with lupus, and the role of a specific white blood cell in the causes and progression of lupus.

Read the press release about the 2015 Evelyn V. Hess Award

Read Dr. Kaplan's NIH Bio.

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