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AIR Physicians Dr. Allen Anandarajah and Dr. Bethany Marston to Sit on ACR National Committees

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Allen Anandarajah, MD, MSc and Bethany Marston, MD have each been chosen to sit on a National Committee of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Dr. Anandarajah is now a member of the Committee on Rheumatologic Care while Dr. Marston joins the Committee on Training and Workforce.

Register Now For Window Into Healthcare Disparities: Focus on Lupus to be Held June 9th

Monday, May 7, 2018

The IQ-LUPUS (Improve Quality in Low-income, Underserved, Poor, Underprivileged, SLE patients) Project, funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, aims to overcome some of the common problems faced by SLE patients from the minority communities. As part of this initiative we aim to educate the healthcare providers caring for patients with SLE. This CME conference is the first of such meetings and will discuss healthcare disparities and how they impact the care of lupus patients. The conference will be held Saturday, June 9th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. For more information and to register visit

Allen Anandarajah, MD, MSc and Amanda Ostronic, MS, BSN, RN Head Rheumatology UR Pursuing Excellence Team

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dr. Allen Anandarajah and Ms. Ostronic join one of several dozen UR Pursuing Excellence teams at URMC who will be fostering collaborative interprofessional teams to improve the quality of care for patients. This is part of a Medical Center-wide initiative to provide improved, innovative medical care throughout the URMC medical system, not just in the hospital.

Ummara Shah, MD and Jeanne Lomas, DO Named Associate Fellowship Program Directors

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Drs. Ummara Shah and Jeanne Lomas have recently taken on the role of Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Programs respectively. The Division has numerous fellowship opportunities including combined training in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology as well as adult and pediatric Rheumatology. Drs. Shah and Lomas will bring their unique expertise to these training programs.