The Calvin R. Brown, Jr. MD
Rheumatology Fellowship Award

The Chicago Rheumatism Society is proud to establish the Calvin R. Brown, Jr., MD Fellowship Award.  It will be given to one current rheumatology fellow (in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of training) in a Chicago area program who demonstrates the qualities of humility, teaching and leadership.

Dr. Brown's career exemplified dedication to education in preparing the next generation of rheumatologists.  At the time of his retirement, Dr. Brown was the longest-serving fellowship directory in rheumatology nationally, serving at Rush Medical College at Rush University from 1996 to 2008, and then at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 2008 through 2018.  View Dr. Brown's professional summary HERE.

This annual award is a one-time, merit based grant of $1,500 to be used in support of a medical education or rheumatology conference or course.  The award will be given to a rheumatology fellow who has demonstrated a passion for and dedication to medical education.

About Dr. Brown

Calvin R. Brown Jr., M.D. retired as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology of The Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.  He also served as director of the rheumatology training program there.  He passed away on December 1, 2019.

Dr. Brown has been a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American College of Physicians, and is past president of the Chicago Rheumatism Society. His research has been published in such journals as Arthritis and Rheumatism and The Journal of Rheumatology. He is author of several textbook chapters dealing with arthritis and allied conditions. His areas of focus include education in the rheumatic diseases, sports medicine, and disability evaluation. Dr. Brown received his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He also completed fellowships in rheumatology at the University of Michigan and in orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center.