Rheumatology & Immunology
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
People's Hospital, Peking University
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Peking University People's Hospital, Peking University, is one of the earliest and largest rheumatology centers in China. As a top National Key Center specialized in Rheumatology, the center has been titled as a National Center of Excellence in Rheumatology (certified in 2013), a National Key Laboratory in Clinical Immunology of the Ministry of Education of China (certified in 2005), Innovative (enter) of the Ministry of Education of China (certified in 2011), Beijing Key Laboratory (certified in 2012), and the International Cooperation Base in Rheumatic Diseases in Beijing (certified in 2015).
There are over 90 clinical and research staff in this center, including 21 Professors and Associate Professors, 10 Attending physicians and residents, 24 nurses, 13 laboratory staff and nearly 30 PhD, Master and Post-doctoral researchers. Among them, there are 12 PhD supervisors, cosupervisors or postgraduate supervisors. 21 have studied abroad, 23 have published papers in English in international journals.
The academic participations of the staff include Past-President of Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR), Honour-President of Chinese Rheumatology Association, President of Clinical Immunology Association of China, member of WHO-ICC, etc. The staff also serve as Associate Editor of Clinical Rheumatology and Int J Rheumatic Diseases, Chief Editor of Chinese Journal of Rheumatology, editorial board member of Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Rheumatology, Ann Rheum Dis, over 10 other domestic and international journals.
A number of academic honors have been achieved, including "973" Chief Scientist, CMB Distinguished Professor, Winners of National Outstanding Youth Fund, Yang Wu Prize winner.
The center has published over 500 decent papers as first or corresponding authors in Nature Medicine, Cell Host Microbe, Immunity, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis Rheum, Autoimmunity, etc, among which over 178 are SCI papers. The center edited, translated or participated in the editing of over 30 books in rheumatology including Rheumatology, Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, Sjögren’s Syndrome, etc.
The center focuses on rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s syndrome, and has researched and developed more than 20 new specific markers and immune techniques in diagnosis, such as antibodies to the citrullinated HVP, antibodies to citrullinated fibrinogen peptide, anti-mDNA, anti-nucleosome, anti- M3 receptor and anti-α-fodrin antibodies. Meanwhile, over 10 novel immune-based therapies have been used such as Low dose IL2 treatment of SLE.