NIAMS investigator earns Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award
The 2017 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented to Dr. James Katz Sept. 20. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership and his commitment to training future clinical investigators at the NIH.
Katz is the Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship and Training Branch in the intramural research program where he oversees the agency's Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program. He also serves as the Director of the intramural NIAMS Community Research and Care Branch.
He has been recognized nationally with the Leonard Tow Gold Humanism Award, the American College of Rheumatology Clinician-Scholar Award, and the ACR REF/Abbott Clinical Preceptorship Award.
Katz also has delivered many regional and national invited lectures and has sat on a variety of clinical practice panels sponsored by professional societies. In addition, he has also published papers in myositis, osteoarthritis, and diagnostic imaging and pain management in rheumatology.
Each year, the award is decided by a vote of the clinical fellows and presented to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of a mentor, teacher, clinician and researcher.
Following the presentation of the award, a CC Grand Rounds Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture was given by Dr. Constantine Stratakis, Scientific Director of the NICHD.