Melvin Churchill, M.D., was educated at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and subsequently at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., receiving a Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Churchill was a fellow in internal medicine and a fellow in rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was a founder of the Arthritis Center of Nebraska in 1984. Dr. Churchill is co-director of clinical research and has been the principle investigator on numerous clinical trials, developing new and key treatments for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as gouty arthritis. Many of these research projects have led to the use of new treatments in clinical medicine throughout the world.