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Meet Our Leading Academic Physician in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Research — Dr. Timothy Niewold, MD

Jani Tuomi
1 minute
September 2, 2020
September 16, 2020

Timothy Niewold, MD, is the Judith and Stewart Colton Professor of Medicine and Pathology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Niewold’s laboratory is mapping the genetic factors that cause autoimmune diseases and exploring the ways in which genetic variations alter the human immune response to result in disease. Dr. Niewold has defined the ways in which interferon-alpha causes systemic lupus erythematosus and is currently interested in personalized medicine strategies in the treatment of autoimmune disease.

We are excited to have Dr. Niewold as part of our Medical Sciences team at imaware™. His experience and dedication to researching causes and cures for autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, has helped us to build the most precise and reliable at-home test for rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Niewold is an academic physician-scientist who received his MD from University of Illinois. His research bridges the traditional gap between the basic and clinical sciences, and is broadly focused on genetic variations and pathogenic factors which predispose to human immune dysregulation. Other research interests include studies of cytokine responses during vaccination in healthy individuals and autoimmune disease patients, and large-scale genetic epidemiology projects studying autoimmunity in diverse populations.

Dr. Niewold is recognized for important contributions to our understanding of how genes influence pathogenic cytokine patterns that give rise to human lupus. He has published more than 80 papers in the fields of Immunology and Genetics, and is a member of numerous editorial boards and advisory committees. Dr. Niewold was involved with the teaching and lecturing curriculum at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine including a lecture series for preparation of the rheumatology board exam. He was also a Distinguished Lecturer for an NCME Grand Rounds series on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Jani Tuomi
Co-founder at imaware™

Jani Tuomi is the co-founder and the creator of imaware™, the direct to consumer at-home blood testing platform. Jani has spent over 18 years building technology products that people enjoy using. After having loved ones go through major health issues, and learn that most illness can be prevented, Jani is passionate about helping people engage in proactive healthcare through easy to use, affordable at-home screening.