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Seventy-Sixth

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  3. ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013
  4. ACR Meetings
  5. ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium
  6. 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

At the American College of Rheumatology's annual business meeting held November 13, 2012 in Washington, DC, Audrey B. Uknis, MD was named President of the organization.

Dr. Uknis is Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Strategy at Temple University in Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree at Temple University and completed medical school and postgraduate medical training in internal medicine and rheumatology at Temple University School of Medicine and the Temple University Hospital. Dr. Uknis also completed a research fellowship in Robert Colman's laboratory at Temple's Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center.

Among Dr. Uknis' early career highlights, she was one of the first recipients of the ACR Physician Scientist Development Award, facilitating her transition from fellowship to a junior faculty position at Temple University School of Medicine. A National Institutes of Health Clinical Scientist Development Award continued the extramural funding for her work with an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis. Her 1998 appointment to the position of Dean for Admissions at Temple led to a career transition, with a new focus on administration and educational activities. She has served as fellowship program director, and as a clinical and research mentor for many students and postgraduate trainees. She has led Temple's Doctoring course as co-director, establishing the institution's first mission-based budget to support enhanced clinical faculty participation in this largest longitudinal component of the medical school curriculum. Actively engaged in patient care activities throughout her career, Dr. Uknis serves as the co-director of Temple's Lupus Center.

Educational program development activities led by Dr. Uknis at Temple include the novel Post-Baccalaureate and International Medical Scholars Programs. She has headed a process of education strategic planning, addressing the full range of educational offerings from medical student and graduate student programs, through graduate medical education and continuing medical education units. She continues to lead the initiative to grow Temple's broad portfolio in the health sciences, including a potential new school of veterinary medicine and masters degree programs to address projected physician workforce shortages.

Dr. Uknis has been recognized with the 2005 Joseph Lee Hollander Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter, for excellence and achievement in the field of rheumatology. She has served as the Physician Secretary of the American Board of Internal Medicine's subspecialty board on rheumatology, and continues to work with the ABIM on its Maintenance of Certification Product Oversight Committee. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, has served as President of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society, and is listed in the professional directories Best Doctors in America and Who's Who of American Women.

Beginning in 1994 as a member of the Strategic Planning Task Force, Dr. Uknis has served in a wide variety of volunteer positions at the ACR. She has participated in each of the ACR's subsequent strategic planning activities, co-chairing the Strategic Planning Task Force in 2009−2010. She served on the Committee on Workforce and Training, and as a founding member of ACR's Regional Advisory Council, the predecessor of the Affiliated Societies Council. She was a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008 and served as Board liaison to the Committee on Education and the Committee on Communications and Marketing during that time. Additional leadership positions within the College include serving as chair of the Continuous Professional Development Subcommittee, creating novel CME tools for self-assessment and practice improvement to meet the ABIM requirements for Maintenance of Certification, and as ACR representative to the ABIM's Liaison Committee on Recertification. Dr. Uknis was Treasurer of the ACR and the ACR Research and Education Foundation, as well as Chair of the Finance Committee, from 2009 to 2011. She was named President-Elect in 2011.

Dr. Uknis enjoys cooking and traveling with her family. She and her husband of 28 years, Dr. S. Richard Budenstein, live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with their two sons, Matthew and Benjamin Budenstein. Dr. Budenstein has a private podiatric medical practice in Philadelphia, spending significant time caring for elderly and disabled patients at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital and making house calls in the greater Philadelphia area. Matthew is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in psychology and economics in 2011. He has recently returned from a ten-month journey through South America, experiencing the unique cultures, food, and Spanish-language dialects. He is a creative chef, gained invaluable experience working in South America, and is considering making this hobby his career. Benjamin is a junior at Temple University's Fox School of Business, majoring in accounting and finance. He is the Health Care Lead Analyst for the Fox School's Owl Fund, and is the Treasurer of and men's singles player on Temple's club tennis team. Looking toward the future, Benjamin plans to become a CPA and earn a Masters in Business Administration.

ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013

  1. Top of page
  2. Seventy-Sixth
  3. ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013
  4. ACR Meetings
  5. ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium
  6. 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

Officers

President: Audrey B. Uknis, MD, Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Strategy, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

President-Elect: Joseph Flood, MD, Columbus Arthritis Center; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio

Secretary: Joan M. Von Feldt, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Associate Chief of Staff, Education, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Treasurer: E. William St.Clair, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology and Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Members

Abby G. Abelson, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

Erin L. Arnold, MD, Morton Grove, Illinois

Robert A. Colbert, MD, PhD, Bethesda, Maryland

David I. Daikh, MD, PhD, San Francisco, California

Richard A. Furie, MD, Lake Success, New York

William O. Harvey, MD, Boston, Massachusetts

V. Michael Holers, MD, Aurora, Colorado

Karen S. Kolba, MD, Santa Maria, California

Sharad Lakhanpal, MD, Dallas, Texas

Carlos J. Lozada, MD, Miami, Florida

Paula Marchetta, MD, MBA, New York, New York

Rodolfo Molina, MD, San Antonio, Texas

Jan K. Richardson, PT, PhD, OCS, Durham, North Carolina

Yvonne R. S. Sherrer, MD, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Emily Von Scheven, MD, San Francisco, California

James R. O'Dell, MD, Omaha, Nebraska, Immediate Past President (ex officio)

David R. Karp, MD, PhD, Dallas, Texas, REF Vice-President (ex officio)

ACR Meetings

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  2. Seventy-Sixth
  3. ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013
  4. ACR Meetings
  5. ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium
  6. 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

Annual Meetings

 October 25–30, 2013, San Diego

Winter Rheumatology Symposium

 January 26–February 1, 2013, Snowmass

Rheumatology Maintenance of Certification Course

 March 8–10, 2013, Atlanta

Clinical Rheumatology for Health Professionals: ABCs of

 X-ray Reading

 April 19, 2013, Chicago

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

 April 20–21, 2013, Chicago

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists—

 Fundamentals

 April 20–21, 2013, Chicago

For additional information, contact the ACR office.

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium

  1. Top of page
  2. Seventy-Sixth
  3. ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013
  4. ACR Meetings
  5. ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium
  6. 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

Don't miss the opportunity to join your colleagues at the 2013 Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass, Colorado—an established winter tradition for more than 30 years. Spend 6 days enjoying exceptional educational content, opportunities to interact with peers and expert faculty in an intimate setting, and some of the best skiing Colorado has to offer. The program offers basic science sessions presented by well-known experts on topics ranging from tissue engineering in joint disease, genetic and environmental contributors to rheumatoid arthritis, new therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus, clinical investigation of ANCA-associated vasculitis, new insights into osteoarthritis, diagnosis and treatment of Sjögren's syndrome, and much more. As an important time- honored tradition for this program, the agenda will include an expert panel on rheumatoid arthritis therapy, as well as the always-popular Points-on-Joints. Meetings are held in the morning and early evening, allowing participants and their families to take full advantage of the recreational and cultural activities of the Aspen–Snowmass Village.

The 2013 Winter Rheumatology Symposium will be held January 26–February 1, 2013. Be sure to register and book your hotel room early, as registration is limited and rooms go quickly. The early-bird registration deadline is December 14, 2012. The deadline for all registration is January 11, 2013. For a complete program or to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/education.

2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

  1. Top of page
  2. Seventy-Sixth
  3. ACR Board of Directors, 2012–2013
  4. ACR Meetings
  5. ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium
  6. 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology

The examination date for the 2013 Certifying Examination in Pediatric Rheumatology, administered by the American Board of Pediatrics, will be April 11, 2013. The registration period is August 1–October 31, 2012 for first-time applicants and September 13–December 17, 2012 for re-registrants; a late fee will be required during the final month of each registration period. All applicants must complete the online application during the registration period. The requirements for online applications, as well as additional information including eligibility requirements, are available at www.abp.org.