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New Investigator: Bryant England, MD, PhD

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Bryant England, MD, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2020 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

  • Name: Bryant England, MD, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor of medicine, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
  • Joined UNMC: July 2017
  • Hometown: Elliott, Iowa

New Investigator Award

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

Research focus:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

The goal of my research is to: improve the long-term outcomes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

My research will make a difference because: of our comprehensive focus on how rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic disease, is affecting patients' well-being. We investigate how patients with RA may develop other chronic conditions, how these other conditions may impact their lifespan and treatment and then target some of the most devastating conditions that may affect patients with RA, such as RA-associated lung diseases.

The best advice I've ever been given is:

Begin with the end in mind.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I enjoy staying active, running and making trips to hike in the mountains.
  • I consider "The Office" to be the greatest TV show of all time.
  • I have three young kids, and watching them grow up is just the best.

Ceremony on Feb. 23

Matthew Rizzo, MD, Frances & Edgar Reynolds Chair and professor in the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences, has been named the 15th UNMC Scientist Laureate. Dr. Rizzo will be honored, along with 22 other researchers recently named UNMC Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award winners for 2020, during a virtual awards ceremony on Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Other awardees include:

Research Leadership

  • Maneesh Jain, PhD, College of Medicine
  • Ted Mikuls, MD, College of Medicine

Distinguished Scientists

  • Jesse Bell, PhD, College of Public Health
  • Vijaya Bhatt, MD, College of Medicine
  • Diana Florescu, MD, College of Medicine
  • Channabasavaiah Gurumurthy, MVSC, PhD, College of Medicine
  • Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, College of Medicine
  • R. Katherine Hyde, PhD, College of Medicine
  • Robin Lally, PhD, College of Nursing
  • Hanjun Wang, MD, College of Medicine
  • Jingwei Xie, PhD, College of Medicine

New Investigators

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