Epidemiology and Outcomes
The following describes some of the ongoing research in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology.
Dr. Chung leads a team of clinicians and researchers focusing on systemic sclerosis (SSc) patient care and research. In addition to providing exceptional care, the center maintains a detailed clinical database and biorepository of tissue samples that are used in collaborative studies. Dr. Chung’s particular research areas of interest include epidemiologic, outcomes, and translational studies on cutaneous, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and reproductive complications of SSc and related connective tissue diseases. The center also conducts industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of SSc and related diseases. Clinical trials include investigations of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of Raynaud’s phenomenon, cutaneous sclerosis, calcinosis, interstitial lung disease, digital ulcers, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and inflammatory myopathies.
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