RSAS honors Feinstein Institute scientist with Crafoord Prize for genetic research on arthritis

Published on January 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM · No Comments

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Peter K. Gregersen , MD, a scientist at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, will receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize for his genetic research in the area rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Gregersen, center head of the Feinstein Institute's Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics in Manhasset, NY, will be formally presented with the award on May 2 by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf.

Dr. Gregersen and two collaborators, Robert Winchester , MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Lars Klareskog, MD, a professor at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute, are being honored "for their discoveries concerning the role of different genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in announcing its Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis.

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