Dr. Jane Salmon, associate dean for faculty affairs and a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been elected an honorary member of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). She is the second honoree from Weill Cornell and only the third American to receive this honor.
Dedicated to the treatment and prevention of rheumatism, EULAR represents professional rheumatology societies, as well as organizations for people with the disease, across Europe. Dr. Salmon was honored for her outstanding service toward EULAR’s goals, which include education, research, advocacy and raising EULAR’s profile.
“Part of my personal mission is to bridge institutions and thereby develop collaboration, synergism and progress towards common goals,” said Dr. Salmon, who is also a professor of medicine in obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Collette Kean Research Professor at Hospital for Special Surgery. Through her work on EULAR’s scientific meeting planning committee, she helped bring more Americans to the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, which is sponsored by EULAR and is attended by more than 15,000 physicians, other health professionals, patients and stakeholders from across the globe.
EULAR began nominating individuals outside of Europe to become honorary members in 2017. Dr. Mary Crow, the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Rheumatic Diseases in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Medicine at HSS, and chief of the Division of Rheumatology at HSS and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was one of the first two Americans so recognized.
“Being honored by EULAR along with my colleague Dr. Crow highlights the importance of women leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery, and our institutions’ cultures of cooperation and commitment to advancing healthcare globally,” Dr. Salmon said. “Moreover, on a personal level, I am thrilled that this recognition will enhance my ability to pursue one of my most important professional goals, mentoring the next generation of women in rheumatology.”