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Pediatric rheumatologist wins international award for rheumatology research


Toronto, ON – Dr Brian Feldman has received the Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, given yearly to scientists under the age of 45 by the American College of Rheumatology, for his research in childhood rheumatic disease.

Dr Feldman holds a Canada Research Chair in childhood arthritis. He is an associate professor in the department of paediatrics, health policy management and evaluation and public health sciences at the University of Toronto. He is a rheumatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and the clinical chief of the arthritis program at the Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre, both in Toronto.

He has developed new clinical trial designs and methods to study therapies in rare diseases. He spearheaded efforts to develop cost-effective preventative treatment of arthropathy in severe haemophilia. His work has helped to predict the course and outcome of systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and juvenile lupus.