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Lupus Research Update: 2008 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2008 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Message From The President >
ALR Awards Record Number of Research Grants >
Progress: Congress Proposes Increased NIH Funding >
Lupus Research Progress >
The Faces of Lupus: Laura and Neil Gever >
New York Jets Honor ALR Supporter and Volunteer Joseph Trunfio of Atlantic Health >
New Community Walks Raise Mega-Funds for Research >
Shoe News — ALR Walk Update >
ADVOCACY CORNER — Standing Up for Federal Lupus Research Dollars >
ADVOCACY CORNER — "Could I Have Lupus?" Awareness Campaign Launches >

Advocacy Corner

ADVOCACY CORNER — Standing Up for Federal Lupus Research Dollars

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of ALR advocates, since 2005 lupus has been listed as a disease eligible for funding in the Department of Defense's (DOD's) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). More than $5 million has been awarded to lupus researchers through this program. Of the five lupus research projects awarded by the PRMRP, three of these projects were awarded based on proposal data supported by previous ALR lupus funding and research!

This year, the ALR and advocates across the country are asking their Members of Congress to include appropriations for a dedicated DOD lupus research program, as DOD does for other diseases such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. It is essential that Congress should recognize the prevalence of lupus and designate yearly appropriations specific to lupus research.

Interested in the ALR's growing grassroots advocacy movement? Contact the ALR Advocacy Team at advocacy@lupusresearch.org.


1.5 million

people in the U.S. have Lupus.

100 million

dollars committed to lupus research by the Alliance for Lupus Research.


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