Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Professor of Pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lauren M. Pachman, M.D.

Dr. Lauren Pachman is a professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and directs her translational research team who are members of the Cure JM Program of Excellence in JM Research at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pachman received her medical degree from the University of Chicago.

The author of over 150 peer-reviewed full length scientific publications, The clinic’s comprehensive and coordinated care is supported by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physical therapists, social workers and pediatric rheumatologists. Dr. Pachman’s team is developing and standardizing new ways to monitor symptoms and signs of disease activity while they are engaged in NIH-sponsored advanced molecular studies of the myositis process.

Dr. Pachman received the University of Chicago Medical School’s Distinguished Service Award, the University Alumnae Professional Achievement Award as well as the national award for Clinical Research from the American College of Rheumatology, among others.

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