James Curran, M.D.
Dr. Curran finds that the large, diverse patient population at the University of Chicago is vital to research. He is working in three areas: genetic research, clinical trials and clinical reviews to study disease outcomes. After earning a medical degree from the University of Illinois, Dr. Curran completed an Internship and Residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
Reem Jan , MBBS, BSc
Dr. Reem Jan academic interest are in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome, and the link between inflammatory diseases and thromboembolism. She also takes an active interest in medical education. Her clinical interest is general rheumatology, with special interests in SLE, vasculitis, psoriatic arthritis, and autoimmune dermatological disease.
Tammy Utset, M.D.
Dr. Tammy Utset, Associate Professor of Medicine, is principal investigator for the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium at the University of Chicago and is active in clinical SLE research endeavors. She mentors many trainees in SLE-related research projects. Dr. Utset specializes in the treatment of systemic lupus. Dr. Utset’s current research focuses on predictors of renal survival in lupus nephritis, as well as the development of a validated questionnaire to measure the impact of SLE on work and home functionality. This instrument will allow the measurement of the personal and national economic cost of SLE, and also should allow the measurement of functionality as an outcome in therapeutic interventions. She has also initiated a project on medical decision-making in SLE. Her large, organized SLE practice and extensive experience treating lupus provides an ongoing resource for translational SLE research at the Knapp Center. Dr. Utset is the fellowship program director.
- NIH/University of California San Francisco; F, 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010 “Treatment of SLE with CTLA4IG.”
- American College of Rheumatology, 8/15/2008 - 7/31/2013 “Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award”
- Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, 3/2010- present, “Longitudinal Multicenter SLE Registry”