Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Where Does Inflammatory Arthritis Begin? Insights From the Inside

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 09, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Jose Scher, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology
NYU School of Medicine
Director, Arthritis Clinic
NYU-Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases
Director, Microbiome Center for Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (MiCRA)

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Jose Scher’s research is focused on understanding the role of the microbiome in the initiation of inflammatory arthritis. He has been an investigator on multiple NIH and Arthritis Foundation grants and is currently funded on a K23 award to investigate the gut and skin microbiome in psoriatic arthritis. 

Dr. Scher is the author of several original articles and textbook chapters, including the Kelley’s textbook of Rheumatology and the Hochberg’s Rheumatology Textbook, the leading publications in the field. His clinical expertise is in the area of new-onset Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis. 

Dr. Scher completed his medical education in his native Buenos Aires, Argentina, his internal medicine residency at NYU School of Medicine, and his fellowship in rheumatology at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Program.  He spent a year in the laboratory of Dan Littman and in 2010 became the Director of the NYU Microbiome Center for Rheuamtology and Autoimmunity. He is currently an Assistant Professor at NYU,  the Director of the NYU-HJD Arthritis Clinic and the co-director of the NYU Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinic. 

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand the goals, objectives and findings of the Human Microbiome Project.
  2. Outline novel technologies and tools available for the study of microbiome.
  3. Provide an overview of experimental and clinical studies that associate the oral, skin and gut microbiome with rheumatic diseases. Special emphasis will be applied to Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis pathogenesis.

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Rheumatology (Department of Medicine)

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