ACR Journals on Air Podcast

ACR Journals on Air Podcast

About ACR Journals on Air

Welcome to ACR Journals on Air, the ACR’s newest podcast series featuring interviews, commentary, and analysis on research from our three peer-reviewed journals. Join us each episode for engaging discussions with authors and independent experts about recently published studies, their implications for clinical care, and how they move the field of rheumatology forward.

Whether it’s an expert analysis of a manuscript or deep dive with an author—our goal is the same—to understand the impact of the science and bring it from the bench to the bedside.

Podcast Host

Victoria Shanmugam, MBBS, MRCP, CCDVictoria Shanmugam, MBBS, MRCP, CCD, has clinical expertise caring for patients with autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and chronic wounds. She has led several research studies investigating scleroderma, hidradenitis suppurativa, and the interplay of the host immune response and the microbiome in chronic wounds. Dr. Shanmugam is a frequently invited speaker at professional meetings. Her work in wound healing, hidradenitis, and scleroderma has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, such as Arthritis Care and Research, Current Opinion in Rheumatology, International Wound Journal, and Clinical Rheumatology. Connect with Dr. Shanmugam on Twitter (@VickiShanmugam).

Podcast Episodes

New episodes will be available twice a month on Tuesdays.

Episode Show Notes

Episode 01 - A Study of Reactogenicity to COVID-19 Vaccines

In our inaugural episode, we welcome Monica Yang, MD, lead author for Reactogenicity of the Messenger RNA SARS–CoV-2 Vaccines Associated with Immunogenicity in Patients with Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease, and Maria I. Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH, associate editor for the manuscript. We discuss some of the findings their COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Patients with Autoimmune Disease (COVARiPAD) study found, deeply dive into the data that supports their findings, and ask what was involved in putting this manuscript together, which eventually led to its publishing in Arthritis Care & Research.

Monica Yang, MD Monica Yang, MD - Monica Yang, MD, is a third-year rheumatology fellow at UCSF interested in pursuing patient-centered translational research to advance precision medicine in the field. Her clinical interest is systemic sclerosis (SSc) and leveraging genomic data to better understand the molecular profiles that characterize SSc. After starting fellowship at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and seeing its impact on patients with rheumatic disease, she also became interested in studying the COVID-19 vaccination in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) and became an inaugural member of COVARiPAD, a longitudinal study investigating the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of the COVID-19 vaccines in patients with CID.

Maria I. Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH Maria I. Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH - Maria I. Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Physician Scientist with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Danila has been actively involved as volunteer for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). She served on the ACR Insurance Subcommittee (ISC) from 2012-2016 and as a member of the ACR Committee on Quality of Care from 2018-2021. She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Council for the Rheumatology Research Foundation and is an Associate Editor for Arthritis Care & Research.

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