Marilynn G. Punaro, Division Chief, Paediatric Rheumatology; and Professor of Paediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA
Professor Punaro holds the Nadine and Tom Craddick Professorship in Medical Education, and is the Master of Fashena College, at University of Texas Southwestern. She is a founding member of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), the largest collaborative clinical research network in paediatric rheumatology in North America. Her collaboration with translational research, particularly in paediatric lupus and in auto inflammatory diseases has led to high impact publications and therapeutic advances. In 2016, she was designated a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), a distinction awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of rheumatology.