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Prof. Maureen Mayes University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA1 Talk
Dr. Mayes is Professor of Medicine at the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas in Houston where she is the Founder and Director of the Scleroderma Clinic and Research Program. She is the author of more than 200 articles relating to scleroderma, its complications and its treatments. In addition, she... read moreis the author of "The Scleroderma Book: A Guide to Patients and their Families" published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Mayes graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, and did her postgraduate training as an Internal Medicine resident and Rheumatology fellow at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mayes obtained her Masters of Public Health at the University of Michigan where she studied the epidemiology of scleroderma, particularly the role of environmental exposures in the development of this disease. As Principal Investigator of the Scleroderma Registry and DNA Repository, she is currently studying the role of genetic factors in scleroderma susceptibility and disease severity. She participates in several clinical trials of new agents to treat this condition.