Emory Division of Rheumatology employee Kim Schofield was the recipient of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Education, Support and Advocacy Award for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the Georgia Chapter. Schofield received the award at the annual LFA national meeting in Washington, DC last week.
Schofield is a long-time employee of the Division of Rheumatology and is a lupus patient herself. She spearheaded the movement that led to Georgia’s first annual Lupus Awareness Day a few years ago. In addition, Schofield successfully obtained a state budget line for lupus awareness and educational funding. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of lupus patients.
Emory’s Division of Rheumatology, led by Ignacio Sanz, MD, pursues excellence in patient care, along with clinical, basic science, and quality of life research in lupus. Lupus clinical care is delivered through state-of-the-art clinics with the Emory Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital.
The Lupus Foundation is devoted to solving the mystery of this chronic autoimmune disease as well as supporting those who suffer from its impact. Emory is proud to partner with the Lupus Foundation in supporting care, research, and awareness efforts for lupus.