Daniel Solomon, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Medical Honoree

Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section Clinical Sciences in the Division of Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). His early work focused on the safety of NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors, and he continues to study analgesics. He has also examined osteoporosis prescribing in the US and conducted several large-scale trials to improve osteoporosis care.

He has published over 350 articles and has been PI on numerous NIH, foundation, and industry supported grants. He currently is the Deputy Editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology. As well, he is the Chair of the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee.

In addition to his investigative achievements, Solomon has a busy clinical practice and has played a special role in helping the Hispanic community and been instrumental in advancing the collaborative clinical Cardiovascular in Rheumatology Medicine practice at BWH.

“As the Chief of Clinical Sciences in the Division of Rheumatology, I am honored to represent Boston’s medical community at this event. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the US. Our goal must be improved prevention and more effective treatments for arthritis. This event is a great way to build awareness and energize the community of patients with arthritis, their providers, and researchers working on tomorrow’s breakthroughs.”


Bradley Newell
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Bradley is currently in second-grade. He is active in local sports and plays spring and fall soccer, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring. His favorite subject at school is physical education. He is an avid reader that especially loves graphic novels or anything with a mystery and adventure. Bradley is a curious kid with a fun sense of humor. Outside of school, Bradley enjoys building with Legos, playing with his brother Benjamin, and using his tablet to create new worlds, dinosaurs, or make it to the next level in whatever game he’s into at the moment.

Bradley was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at age 6. It began with debilitating neck pain that turned a sweet, adventure loving boy into one that could barely move his head. Talking became a chore for him as his discomfort was too much to bear. Through the advocacy of a determined pediatrician and the care of a wonderful rheumatologist, Bradley finally received his diagnosis. Through the use of medication, Bradley was able to rejoin participation in the sports that he loves. He continues to swim as much as he can to help keep his joints moving. This past year his pain has been even less and both he and his family hope that he will be ruled in remission soon.

To support Bradley, please visit his fundraising page today! 

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