Seminar Series: Lillian Barra

LBarra.pngDate: Friday, November 13
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: 255359

Causes and Impact of Autoimmune Vascular Disease”

Lillian Barra, MD MPH FRCPC

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Short Bio:

Dr. Lillian Barra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, cross-appointed to the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She completed her M.D. and Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario and her Master of Public Health at Harvard University. She established the first interdisciplinary vasculitis clinic (IVASC) in Southwestern Ontario and is a member of the administrative board for CanVasc, a national network aimed at establishing research and education programs in vasculitis. The focus of her research is understanding the pathogenesis and impact of chronic autoimmune vascular diseases, specifically rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated cardiovascular disease and systemic vasculitis. The research is translational involving humanized mouse models of RA and atherosclerosis, biomaker studies, evidence synthesis and observational epidemiologic studies with the establishment and participation in various local, national and international cohort studies.

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