Focus on Takayasu Arteritis
Presented: August 30, 2016
Speaker: Peter C. Grayson, MD, MSc
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Dr. Grayson founded the NIAMS Translational Research Program in Vasculitis in 2013 and serves as the principal investigator for the program. He is also an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Associate Program Director of the NIAMS Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program.
He completed a rheumatology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center and an additional 2-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) fellowship, where he focused exclusively on vasculitis from clinical and research perspectives.
During his VCRC fellowship, Dr. Grayson completed a Masters in Epidemiology and additional coursework related to bioinformatics. He has led several successful VCRC clinical outcome projects using data collected within VCRC observational cohorts, and plays an active leadership role in the VCRC Clinical Outcomes Program. He serves as an American College of Rheumatology (ACR) representative to a major international collaboration to develop novel diagnostic and updated classification criteria in several forms of systemic vasculitis. He also serves as co-chair of the ACR Classification Subcommittee, which oversees criteria development in rheumatology.
Dr. Grayson has received funding from the ACR and Boston University for work related to gene expression profiling in tissue and circulating blood. His research focus includes biomarker discovery and development through gene expression profiling and other genomic techniques, disease classification, clinical epidemiology, clinical immunology, and clinical trials in vasculitis.