Please join us in warmly welcoming our new faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Rogers. Dr. Rogers will officially begin her new appointment on March 1, 2014.
Dr. Rogers obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, before coming to UNC in 2005. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine here at UNC in 2008.
She then worked as a hospitalist in New Zealand and several hospitals in Western North Carolina before accepting a hospitalist position at WakeMed, which she held from 2009 to 2011. She served as Visiting Post-Doc with us in Rheumatology from 2009 to 2010 and joined us as a Rheumatology Fellow in 2011.
Dr. Rogers has been working with Drs. Teresa Tarrant and Barb Vilen on a translational research project examining biomarkers of lupus flare, for which she obtained funding from the NC TraCS Institute. Her clinical interests include myositis and lupus.
In addition to seeing patients in the Rheumatology clinic, she will work with Dr. Beth Jonas on aspects of our Rheumatology education programs and on several clinical trials. Dr. Rogers will also work on several new clinical and research initiatives with our collaborators in other divisions.
"I am honored to join the outstanding faculty at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center. As a clinical rheumatologist, I care for patients with a wide range of autoimmune and rheumatologic illnesses, but I have a special interest in lupus and inflammatory myopathies. I am excited for the opportunity to forge new clinical collaborations with our pulmonary and nephrology colleagues and hope to bring our shared interests together to provide the best care for our patients. I'm also looking forward to working with the UNC Thurston Arthritis Clinical Trials team as we continue to expand our rheumatology trials program."
Outside of her passion for rheumatology, Dr. Rogers loves spending time with her growing family. She and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy hiking, skiing and mountain biking. "We can hardly wait to share our love for adventure with our new baby girl!"
Dr. Rogers' compassion and enthusiasm for patient care, education and research will be a wonderful addition to our strong and successful team. We are thrilled to have Dr. Rogers join us as an Assistant Professor. Please join us in welcoming her!