Over the past three years, members of The Lupus Initiative consortium have worked together to transform lupus education by leading an effort aimed at eliminating ethnic, racial, and gender disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus through education. Because of these unique collaborations, this catalytic effort not only has the potential to produce meaningful outcomes; it has also established an effective model for success in educational philanthropy.
The Lupus Initiative’s® (TLI) project entitled, Teaching Fellows in Lupus, was presented at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 6-11, 2015 in San Francisco. Teaching Fellows in Lupus aims to reduce health disparities in lupus by increasing awareness and knowledge of the disease among frontline health care providers. The project utilizes rheumatology fellows to deliver standardized lupus education to primary care physicians and other frontline providers. Coordinated by Amy Caron of the Lupus Research Institute, the project has experienced considerable success in its pilot year.
The presentation titled, Teaching Fellows in Lupus: Rheumatology Fellows Are Successful Educators in Improving Lupus Recognition by Frontline Healthcare Providers was delivered during an ARHP Concurrent Abstract Session on Monday, November 9, 2015. The presenter described the model and pilot project and also provided an update on the project’s accomplishments to date. To read the abstract, click here.