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Gregg J. Silverman, MD, is professor of medicine and pathology, associate director of the Division of Rheumatology, and the director of the Laboratory of B-cell Immunobiology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York, New York.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Silverman leads a National Institutes of Health–funded research group that focuses on the molecular and cellular pathways of autoimmunity and inflammation, and he is also currently investigating the potential contributions of the microbiome to autoimmunity. He has co-authored over 160 publications. At NYU, Dr. Silverman is a sought-after lecturer for students and fellows of the Sackler Institute, the Division of Rheumatology, and the School of Medicine, and he speaks both nationally and internationally.

Gordon K. Lam, MD, FACR, is a medical director of clinical and translational research at the Northern Region Research Center of Atrium Health, formerly the Carolinas Healthcare System, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Lam has conducted basic, clinical, and translational research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His work was supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Lam's research focuses on the immunologic mechanisms of disease in rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and HIV. He is frequently an invited presenter and lecturer at regional, national, and international medical conferences, and his research is published in several books and peer-reviewed medical journals.

Heather Gladue, DO, FACR, CCD, graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. She completed her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her internal medicine residency at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Gladue is board certified in adult rheumatology and is currently practicing at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was formerly an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and she is the co-author of 13 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.