Date Posted: December 14, 2023

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The latest issue of Women’s Health in Focus at NIH explores research on autoimmune diseases in women. The feature story describes seven autoimmune diseases that predominately affect women. A guest editorial by the first-time Office of Autoimmune Disease Research Director Victoria Shanmugam, MBBS, MRCP, FACR, CCD, details the mission of the new office and efforts under way to improve women’s health.

The “Scientist Spotlight” article features Elizabeth Volkmann, M.D., M.S., associate clinical professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Volkmann’s research focuses on developing personalized treatment algorithms for patients with systemic sclerosis and connective tissue disease–associated interstitial lung disease.

This issue also spotlights new leadership at NIH, including NIH Director Monica Bertagnolli, M.D., and ORWH Deputy Director Vivian Ota Wang, MPhil, Ph.D., M.S.

Access the issue here.  

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