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Lovell Receives ACR Distinguished Service Award

head shot of Dr. Lovell

Long-time leader in the study and treatment of  juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) Daniel Lovell, MD, MPH, was honored in November 2022 with a Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Lovell has been a faculty member at Cincinnati Children’s for 38 years.  For 30 of those years, he served as the chair of the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (1992–2022). Lovell was a founding member of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance and a founding member of the Pediatric Rheumatology Section of the ACR.

Lovell also has served on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Arthritis Advisory Committee and the NIH and Arthritis Foundation Study Section. Through these roles Lovell has played a leadership role on most of the clinical trials of biologics approved to date in the field. This work has included clinical trials of a Janus kinase inhibitor in children with polyarticular JIA and biologics for systemic JIA.

“Receiving this Distinguished Service Award from the ACR is really moving [because] the recognition comes from colleagues with whom I have worked for decades and whom I respect highly,” says Lovell. “My career has been focused on serving children with rheumatic diseases and the ACR has provided me many avenues to serve that help children.”

Read more about Lovell and other awards given by the ACR