“Scleroderma: What You Need to Know""
Janet Pope, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Patient Educational Forum, Rochester NY
October 8, 2016
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About Dr. Pope:
Dr. Pope is a Professor of Medicine in
the Division of Rheumatology and also
Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the
University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of
Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada. She is the Division Head
in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London. Dr.
Pope obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine
at UWO and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of
Public Health were acquired at Boston University. She then
completed a Canadian Arthritis Society Research Fellowship
in Scleroderma. She is passionate about research, teaching,
mentoring and excellent clinical care.
Dr. Pope is a founding member in the Canadian Scleroderma
Research Group (CSRG) and Canadian Network for Improved
Outcomes in SLE. She is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical
Trials Consortium. She chairs both the Canadian Rheumatology
Association (CRA) Clinical and Research Summer Studentships
and the CRA Scientific Committee. She is on the Scientific
Advisory Committee for the CATCH cohort (Canadian Early
Arthritis Cohort) and the OBRI (Ontario Biologics Research
Initiative). Dr. Pope is on the Editorial Boards of Arthritis
& Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Arthritis Care
Research and Nature Reviews Rheumatology. She chairs the
Therapeutics Committee for the Ontario Rheumatology
Association and is the chair for the Scientific Component of
the Annual General Meeting at Western. Dr. Pope also chairs
the AMOSO Opportunities Fund grant review committee.
She is involved in mentorship both for junior faculty in the
Faculty of Medicine, Western and in Rheumatology throughout
Canada. She has run the Western-McMaster Resident weekend
for more than a decade.
Dr. Pope’s research includes epidemiologic studies in
scleroderma, SLE and RA, including outcome measurements,
clinical trials and disease manifestations. She has published
over 370 peer-reviewed articles, 15 chapters, 500 abstracts
and several Cochrane meta-analysis reviews. Dr. Pope
was awarded the Lupus Hope Award. She has received
the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Canadian
Rheumatology Association, Rheumatologist of the Year
from the Ontario Rheumatology Association, Department
of Medicine Research Achievement Award, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Research.