Victoria Ruffing is a Nurse Manager at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. She is currently involved in both clinical practice and rheumatology research. Victoria is actively involved in both professional and patient education. She is a contributing member to the Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Education Website and has spoken at numerous seminars designed for patients. In the professional education arena, Victoria designs continuing education courses for healthcare professionals interested in rheumatology. She is a national speaker for nurse education programs. Victoria was a consulting editor for Clinical Care in the Rheumatic Diseases, 3rd Edition for which she received the prestigious President’s Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in 2006.