Mayes earns Scleroderma Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Mayes is the founder of the Scleroderma Clinical and Research Program at McGovern Medical School, where her clinical interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma. She also conducts basic science research on the genetics of scleroderma, as well as clinical treatment trials to find better therapies.
Many people living with scleroderma know her as the author of a definitive book for patients, titled “The Scleroderma Book: A Guide for Patients and Families.” Mayes also has published over 250 articles and reviews in the medical literature describing her research findings.
Throughout her career, Mayes has been named the Master of the American College of Rheumatology as well as the recipient of the Scleroderma Foundation’s Messenger of Hope Award. She has been listed in the Best Doctors in America and was named one of the Texas Super Doctors. Mayes was a board member of the United Scleroderma Foundation in the early 1990s and has gone on to serve the Scleroderma Foundation as a member of its Medical & Scientific Advisory Board for 22 years.
Mayes completed her rheumatology fellowship and internal medicine training at the Cleveland Clinic following graduation from Virginia Medical School. She went on to receive a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She joined the faculty at McGovern Medical School in 2002.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Foundation’s highest honor and is reserved for individuals to the Scleroderma Foundation for at least a decade across its entire scope of mission.