Dr. Marian T. Hannan Receives ACR Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Hannan has received the award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of rheumatology.

Dr. Marian T. Hannan has received the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Association of Rheumatology Professionals’ (ARP) Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of rheumatology.

The ARP recognizes leading researchers, clinicians, mentors, and other professionals exhibiting superior commitment to the advancement of the field of rheumatology with the Awards of Merit honors. The ARP Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a current or former member of ARP whose career has demonstrated a sustained and lasting contribution to the field of rheumatology and rheumatology health professionals. Dr. Hannan will receive the award in November during ACR Convergence, the College’s annual meeting.

“I am so incredibly honored to be recognized for my commitment to advancing the health of patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases,” said Dr. Hannan. “I am humbled to receive this unique award. I offer my heartfelt thanks to my colleagues from whom I have learned so much about science, care of patients, communication, and most importantly, the combined efforts that have brought rheumatology medical care and research forward over the years.” 

She is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Scientist at the Hinda & Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston. She is the co-Director of the large Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Institute. 

Dr. Hannan received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, the Master of Public Health degree at Yale University School of Medicine and her doctorate in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine. She has served on many ACR committees and in leadership capacities, including as President of the ARP. For ten years Dr. Hannan was the Editor-in-Chief for the highly regarded medical journal, Arthritis Care & Research. Dr. Hannan has been an ACR member since 1988.

Dr. Hannan conducts research focused upon osteoarthritis, foot biomechanics, fractures, and osteoporosis. She is widely published with her work funded by a number of National Institutes of Health grants since 1996. She collaborates closely with investigators in Boston, using the combined expertise of bioengineers, rheumatologists, nutritional epidemiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and statisticians to quantify risk factors contributing to musculoskeletal diseases. Dr. Hannan teaches at Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is an award-winning mentor of many young investigators in the Boston area as well as across the U.S. and Canada, and enjoys contributing to the next generation of innovative medical research.

For more information on the award and to view past recipients, please visit www.rheumatology.org/Get-Involved/Awards

About the American College of Rheumatology
Founded in 1934, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is a not-for-profit, professional association committed to advancing the specialty of rheumatology that serves nearly 8,500 physicians, health professionals, and scientists worldwide. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatology professionals are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit https://www.rheumatology.org/.
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Scientists at the Marcus Institute seek to transform the human experience of aging by conducting research that will ensure a life of health, dignity, and productivity into advanced age. The Marcus Institute carries out rigorous studies that discover the mechanisms of age-related disease and disability; lead to the prevention, treatment, and cure of disease; advance the standard of care for older people; and inform public decision-making.