Lovell Receives ACR Distinguished Service Award
Post Date: December 9, 2022 | Publish Date:
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.”