Aug. 21, 2013

2nd Annual Lupus Foundation of America Lectureship

The Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter welcomes Susan Manzi, M.D. MPH who is System Chair, Department of Medicine, Allegheny Health Network and Professor and Vice Chair Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.  She is Co-Founder and Director of the Lupus Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Manzi will address medical students and hospital staff at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in Madison, WI on Thursday, May 9, 2014.  This is the day before World Lupus Day on May 10!

This Lectureship directly focuses on presenting the latest information on lupus within Wisconsin medical  schools .  Our goal is to address the next generation of physicians and researchers who will care for lupus patients locally following  graduation.

The LFA, Wisconsin Chapter understands the importance of education to sustain excellent patient care for those with lupus.


More about Dr. Susan Manzi:

Dr. Manzi earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and she completed her medical internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Manzi completed her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and received her Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Manzi co-founded the Lupus Center of Excellence as a new model for Integrated Patient Care and Clinical-Translational Research. This Center services patients from around the world.  Dr. Manzi has served on numerous NIH study sections and is a member of several Data Safety and Monitoring Boards for the National Institutes of Health and serves as an advisor to industry on drug development for autoimmune diseases. Her expertise in this area has led to her appointment to the FDA Arthritis Advisory Board. She serves on the Board and Chairs the Federal Liaison Committee of the National Lupus Foundation. Dr. Manzi has published over 100 reports of research in autoimmunity. She authored her first book, ‘Lupus the Facts’ in 2008. Dr. Manzi is co-inventor of a biomarker platform of blood tests for autoimmune disease diagnosis, monitoring and prognosis. These efforts have resulted in six patents or patents pending and exclusive licensing of this technology to Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in lupus patient care and research, and a pioneer in scientific investigation of cardiovascular disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. As Chair of Medicine she is creating a similar model of multidisciplinary care in other subspecialty areas in the newly created Allegheny Health Network.