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November 22, 2016

Jasvinder Singh, MD Receives ACR's 2016 Kunkel Award

Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH, is the recipient of the American College of Rheumatology's 2016 Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award. In addition to being an HSR&D affiliate investigator, Dr. Singh is an internal medicine physician with the Birmingham VA Medical Center. His research interests include patient-reported outcomes in those with various forms of arthritis (in particular, osteoarthritis), joint replacement, and gout. Dr. Singh also focuses on Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews of primary research in healthcare and policy) and network meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of biologics for rheumatoid arthritis and other therapies for rheumatic diseases. Dr. Singh is the principal investigator of the "STRIDE-GO Study," a four-year HSR&D-funded study designed to test the effectiveness of a storytelling video among VA patients with gout. The video will be compared to usual care in a 12-month multicenter, randomized controlled trial among 150 African-American Veterans with gout.

The American College of Rheumatology's Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award is awarded annually to a physician scientist, age 45 or younger, who has made outstanding and promising independent contributions to basic or clinical research in the field of rheumatology.

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