Professor Joan T Merrill, MD

Professor Joan T Merrill, MD

University of Oklahoma
USA

Joan T Merrill, M.D. is the Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and OMRF Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated from Medical School at Cornell University, New York in 1985 and is the recipient of the Edmund Dubois Award/Lecture from the American College of Rheumatology (2000) the Ira Goldstein Award and Lectureship at the New York University Advanced Course in Rheumatology (2006) and the Pemberton Lecture of the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society in 2010.

Professor Merrill is Medical Director of the Lupus Foundation of America (2004-present) and has served on the Medical and Scientific Committee of the National Arthritis Foundation (2000-2003), Research Committee and Clinical Research Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology (2002-2004), as Chair of the Antiphospholipid Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology (1999-2002), Planning Committee member of the American College of Rheumatology Meeting (1999-2002), American College of Rheumatology Sponsored Programs Committee (1999-2002) and as Vice-Chair of the Medical and Scientific Committee, New York, Chapter Arthritis Foundation (2000-2001).

Professor Merrill has been active in the design and implementation of many interventional clinical trials for lupus with a focus on defining clinical and biologic subgroups to optimise treatment selection and dosing.

Disclosures

Grant/Research: Bristol Myers Squibb, Dynavax, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Sciences, Lilly, Medimmune, Rigel, UCB
Consultant/Advisor: Abbott, Amgen, Argos, Astellas, Baxter, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Eisai, Genentech/Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Sciences, Lilly, Medimmune, Neovax, Ono, Pfizer, Questcor, Research Pharmaceutical Services, Parexel, Serono, Takeda, UCB
Speakers’ Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Science, Research Pharmaceutical Services

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