The William P. Docken Inflammatory Autoimmune Disease Research Program

A message from William P. Docken, MD, medical director, Brigham Orthopedics and Arthritis Center at Chestnut Hill and assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Michael Brenner, MD, chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy and Theodore Bevier Bayles Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

2017 Report: Molecular and Cellular Immune Interrogation of Giant Cell Arteritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Established in 2014 through the generosity of the Smith family, the William P. Docken Inflammatory Autoimmune Disease Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) supports innovative research efforts aimed at improving our understanding of giant cell arteritis (GCA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and related diseases. Led by Michael Brenner, MD, and William P. Docken, MD, a dedicated, multidisciplinary research team is driving vital lines of study aimed at unraveling the mysteries of these complex diseases and paving the way toward improved methods of diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. Please click here to view a full update from Dr. Brenner, Dr. Docken, and the research team, with details on the progress made in the past year. As you read, we hope you take great pride in knowing that your support has been essential to each of these critical advances.

To learn more about the William P. Docken Inflammatory Autoimmune Disease Research Program or how to make a gift—including instructions about giving through your donor-advised fund—please contact Sue Rapple at serapple@bwh.harvard.edu or 617-424-4332.