Betty Diamond of Hofstra University Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Rheumatology

Betty Diamond, a professor of molecular medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York, was selected to receive the Presidential Gold Medal from the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals. Dr. Diamond is being honored for “outstanding achievements in rheumatology over an entire career.”

Dr. Diamond also serves as director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and is the Maureen and Ralph Nappi Professor of Autoimmune Diseases at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research for Norwell Health, New York’s largest health care provider. Earlier, Dr. Diamond headed the rheumatology divisions at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. Her research focuses on lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

A former president of the American Association of Immunology, Dr. Diamond is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Diamond is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. She performed a residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and received postdoctoral training in immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.


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