Evelyn Hess obtained her undergraduate medical training in Dublin, Ireland, and her postgraduate training in London, UK. She was a Registrar in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Rheumatology at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London. She had further training in rheumatology/immunology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Tex, USA, as a traveling Fellow of the Empire Rheumatism Council working with Dr. Morris Ziff. She was on the Faculty at Dallas for five years and established the Division of Immunology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1965. Moreover, she is a member of numerous national and international societies and an honorary member of six international societies. She has been a Member of the NIH National Advisory Council for Research Resources and is a member of various study sections. She was the Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Arthritis Advisory Committee. She has been and is a member of 11 editorial boards of immunology/rheumatology journals. Hess has a number of awards including the Arthritis Foundation’s National Award for Distinguished Service and the State of Ohio HIV/AIDS Effort Award. She is a Master of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians and elected as a Fellow of the AAAS. She is the author of 147 scientific articles, 21 editorials, 50 chapters and reviews, and 170 published abstracts to the present time. She was a Member of the Cincinnati Board of Health and the Chair of its Finance Committee. In addition, she is a member of many committees of the National and local Arthritis Foundation. She is the Chair of the Lupus Foundation of American Medical Council and a Member of the Board of Directors. She was the Governor of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) from 1999 to 2003 and elected as a Master in 1998.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2009