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Alan Baer, MD, is a rheumatologist and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is also Director of the Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center. Additionally, Dr. Baer is engaged in clinical research studies focused on Sjögren’s, both at Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Currently, he is Chair of the Foundation’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Council and the Foundation’s Sjögren’s-COVID-19 Vaccination Committee, a member of the Foundation’s Clinical Trial’s Consortium Steering Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.

In this free presentation, Dr. Baer will provide the latest information on COVID-19, the vaccine and what Sjögren’s patients should know.

Alan Baer COVID Vaccine Screenshot


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***More information from the 2021 National Patient Conference will be available soon!

Sjögren’s Foundation COVID-19 Vaccination Committee


Alan Baer, MD, Rheumatology and Director of Jerome L. Greene Sjögren’s Syndrome Center, Johns Hopkins, and Chair, Sjögren’s Foundation Medical & Scientific Advisory Council

Committee Members:

Cassandra Calabrese, DO, Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic

Steven Carsons, MD, Chief of Rheumatology, NYU Winthrop; Senior Associate Dean, Translational Science Integration; and Chair, NYU-Winthrop Vaccine Center for Treatment and Evaluation

Nancy Carteron, MD, Rheumatology and Immunology, University of California San Francisco and Sjögren’s Center, University of California Berkeley

Katherine M. Hammitt, MA, Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Sjögren's Foundation

Marie Wahren-Herlenius, PhD, Professor of Experimental Rheumatology and Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden