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Audrey Uknis, MD


Audrey Uknis, MD


Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Strategy

Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-0791

FAX: 215-707-3508

Email: audrey.uknis@temple.edu


Dean's Staff

Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology


Educational Background:



Undergraduate degree, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


MD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Internship and Residency, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Fellowship training, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


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clinical Interests:


  • Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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board certification(s):



Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

24470307. Uknis AB, ACR presidential address: when you come to a fork in the road, choose wisely. Arthritis Rheumatol 66:4(771-4)2014 Apr

18674744. Rico MC, Manns JM, Driban JB, Uknis AB, Kunapuli SP, Dela Cadena RA, Thrombospondin-1 and transforming growth factor beta are pro-inflammatory molecules in rheumatoid arthritis. Transl Res 152:2(95-8)2008 Aug

17219411. Rico MC, Castaneda JL, Manns JM, Uknis AB, Sainz IM, Safadi FF, Popoff SN, Dela Cadena RA, Amelioration of inflammation, angiogenesis and CTGF expression in an arthritis model by a TSP1-derived peptide treatment. J Cell Physiol 211:2(504-12)2007 May

16869004. Manns JM, Uknis AB, Rico MC, Agelan A, Castaneda J, Arango I, Barbe MF, Safadi FF, Popoff SN, DeLa Cadena RA, A peptide from thrombospondin 1 modulates experimental erosive arthritis by regulating connective tissue growth factor. Arthritis Rheum 54:8(2415-22)2006 Aug

15001555. Sainz IM, Uknis AB, Isordia-Salas I, Dela Cadena RA, Pixley RA, Colman RW, Interactions between bradykinin (BK) and cell adhesion molecule (CAM) expression in peptidoglycan-polysaccharide (PG-PS)-induced arthritis. FASEB J 18:7(887-9)2004 May

11339503. Uknis AB, DeLa Cadena RA, Janardham R, Sartor RB, Whalley ET, Colman RW, Bradykinin receptor antagonists type 2 attenuate the inflammatory changes in peptidoglycan-induced acute arthritis in the Lewis rat. Inflamm Res 50:3(149-55)2001 Mar

11039850. Majluf-Cruz A, Manns JM, Uknis AB, Yang X, Colman RW, Harris RB, Frazier W, Lawler J, DeLa Cadena RA, Residues F16-G33 and A784-N823 within platelet thrombospondin-1 play a major role in binding human neutrophils: evaluation by two novel binding assays. J Lab Clin Med 136:4(292-302)2000 Oct

9428707. Selim TE, Ghoneim HR, Uknis AB, Colman RW, DeLa Cadena RA, High-molecular-mass and low-molecular-mass kininogens block plasmin-induced platelet aggregation by forming a complex with kringle 5 of plasminogen/plasmin. Eur J Biochem 250:2(532-8)1997 Dec 1

7896018. Dela Cadena RA, Stadnicki A, Uknis AB, Sartor RB, Kettner CA, Adam A, Colman RW, Inhibition of plasma kallikrein prevents peptidoglycan-induced arthritis in the Lewis rat. FASEB J 9:5(446-52)1995 Mar

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