Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Dr. James is Chair of the Arthritis & Clinical Immunology program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Professor and Associate Vice Provost of Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her research deciphered humoral epitope targets of common rheumatic disease autoantigens, described humoral epitope spreading in pre-clinical autoimmunity, uncovered mechanisms of molecular mimicry in early lupus autoimmunity and demonstrated that autoantibodies precede SLE clinical disease. Recently, her work identified other mechanisms of immune dysregulation that are critical in transition to clinical SLE and that identify individuals at high risk of future SLE. This work led to a current lupus prevention trial. She and her research team have identified new mechanisms of SLE disease flares and are working to understand SLE molecular heterogeneity. Dr. James serves as the principal investigator for several large, multi-investigator NIH-funded grants, such as the U54 Oklahoma Shared Clinical & Translational Resources from NIGMS, UM1 Oklahoma Autoimmunity Center of Excellence from NIAID, and P30 Oklahoma Rheumatic Disease Research Cores Center from NIAMS. Dr. James has received several prestigious awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Dubois' Award from the ACR, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer, MD Award from ASCI, and was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
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Sunday, November 13, 2022
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Eastern Time
Monday, November 14, 2022
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Eastern Time