Betty Diamond

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Betty Diamond, MD, is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus. She is an Investigator and Head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Diseases at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY. She is, also, a Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.[1]

She was a panel member of the February 2015, Institute of Medicine report, Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Redefining an Illness.[2]

Education[edit | edit source]

Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA Degree: BA 1969 Field of Study: Art History, Magna Cum

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Degree: MD 1973 Field of Study: Medicine

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY Degree: Resident 1976 Field of Study: Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY Degree: PostDoc 1979 Field of Study: Cell Biology

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 1979 Meller Award for Basic Science, (AECOM)
  • 1979-1982 American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award
  • 1982-1987 American Heart Association Established Investigator
  • 1985-1990 Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award
  • 1987 Leo Davidoff Society for excellence in teaching
  • 1986 American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 1995 Association of American Physician
  • 2000 Scientific Leadership Award, SLE Foundation
  • 2001 Distinguished Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology
  • 2002 Arthritis Foundation, Howley Prize
  • 2004 Klemperer Award, New York Academy of Medicine and Arthritis Foundation (New York Chapter)
  • 2004 Recognition Award, National Association of MD-PhD Programs
  • 2005 Klemperer Award, American College of Rheumatology
  • 2006 Institute of Medicine
  • 2006 Fellow, AAAS
  • 2008 Evelyn V. Hess Research Award, Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
  • 2011 ACR Mentoring Award
  • 2012 AWSM Scientific Leadership Award
  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, NY Arthritis Foundation

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References[edit | edit source]

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) - An American non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides expert advice to governmental agencies on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine and health. Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

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