Meet Our Honorees
Chris Chapman, MD
President, Director and Chief Medical Officer of MyMD Pharmaceuticals
Chris Chapman, M.D. is President, Director and Chief Medical Officer of MyMD Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: MYMD), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to extending healthy lifespan.
Dr. Chapman is a seasoned executive and global medical expert with extensive experience in designing and clinical trial protocols and conducting clinical trials. Prior to joining MyMD and since 1999, Dr. Chapman has operated Chapman Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc., an organization that provides support to pharmaceutical and biotech companies in North America, Europe, Japan, India and Africa on issues such as product safety, pharmacovigilance, medical devices, clinical trials and regulatory issues. He is also the founder of Chapman Pharmaceutical Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to solicit public funds and support healthcare needs such as AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, lupus, sickle cell anemia, malaria and tuberculosis. Dr. Chapman’s career includes executive leadership positions with Organon Pharmaceuticals and Quintiles (now known as IQVIA), board service for Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also spent two years as a critical care physician on staff at Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.
Dr. Chapman received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1987. He completed his internship in internal medicine, a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in cardiovascular and obstetric anesthesiology at Georgetown. Prior to his time at Georgetown, Dr. Chapman served in the United States Air Force as a B-52 crew chief in the Vietnam era. Dr. Chapman has served at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, Andersen Air Force Base in Guam; U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Base in Thailand; and Kadena Air Base in Japan.
Dr. Chapman is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in financial management (2020).
Garrett Golubin, a native of Alexandria working as an account executive with global software intelligence provider Dynatrace’s Federal team, was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 2014. Upon receiving his diagnosis, Garrett set out to not only take control of his own health but figure out how he could help others with arthritis, too. After finding that the Arthritis Foundation was a key source of information and resources for patients like himself, he decided to get involved. Garrett began by helping fundraise for AF events which led him to later became involved as the Fundraising Chair of the Local Leadership Board, a position he still holds.
Additionally, in 2020, Garrett was able to start a relationship with the Veterans Affairs at a national level, leading to a partnership that will help us work together to help the 1 in 3 veterans suffering from arthritis as well as try to improve the health of current service members.
Dan Hill is a combat veteran, who for over 20 years has trained elite athletes and military. Using his background in physical therapy and yoga, Dan helps Wounded Warriors and others who have experienced trauma. He wants to bring the medicine of movement to our community; learning to move the body safely and efficiently cultivates better bio-mechanical habits, habits that will carry you to a healthier body and mind.
Dan deployed six times in support of Operations Northern and Southern Watch as well as Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, he was severely wounded and was told he would never walk again having broken his back, both feet, and suffering traumatic brain injuries. This was a huge turning point in his life, not only for the obvious reasons, but because he discovered his passion for motivating and encouraging others to be the best version of themselves. Now he is a movement and breath coach, specializing in prehab and pain management.
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Brianna Nichols is from the DC Metro area, born and raised. She was diagnosed at the early age of 6 years old with HLA-B27+ ERA. This in many ways is the precursor to ankylosing spondylitis for children. Shortly after her diagnosis her previous rheumatologist introduced the family to the Arthritis Foundation. They began going to JA family events and meeting other families like theirs. Brianna has been active with the Arthritis foundation helping to raise funds each year since, for the Jingle Bell Run and the Walk to Cure.
The Arthritis Foundation uses some of these funds to help sends kids like Brianna to camp each summer. The summer camp experience is so important for kids with medical conditions as it allows them to have the same experience as other kids at camp under medical supervision. Brianna even met her best friend at JA camp and it has become one of her most meaningful childhood experiences.
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