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Bruce S. Handwerger, MD
Dr. Handwerger graduated from the University of Maryland School
of Medicine. After training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City
and the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore and Bethesda, he
became a faculty member first at the University of Minnesota and
then at the Mayo Clinic. He returned to Baltimore in 1985 to
establish the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at
the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has published
almost 75 peer-reviewed articles as well as 8 chapters in prominent
textbooks on the immunology of endocrine and rheumatic
He has made important contributions to our understanding of the
role of T-cells in vasculitis by studying the Palmerston North
murine model of lupus. He established the Lupus Center at the
University of Maryland and most recently conducted clinical
research in lupus focused on aerobic insufficiency. He directed the
Maryland Arthritis Research and Clinical Center funded by the
Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter that provided funding for
collaborative research between investigators at the Johns Hopkins
University, National Institutes of Health, and the University of
Like Mary Betty, Dr. Handwerger has been a clinical investigator
par excellence and was the former head of the same division that
Dr. Stevens directed at one time. However, most importantly, Dr.
Handwerger is a much beloved educator, who has touched the lives
and helped to mold the careers of countless trainees during his 33
years as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, the Mayo
Medical School and the University of Maryland.
As one of his colleague at UMMS noted, "I can think of no one
more appropriate or more deserving of the Mary Betty Stevens Award
than Dr. Barry Handwerger." We congratulate Dr. Handwerger on his
illustrious career and his commitment to rheumatology. We are
delighted that he is this year's recipient of the Mary Betty