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Lupus Research Update: 2009 Volume 1

Volume 1, 2009 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Message From The President >
Early Funding From the Alliance For Lupus Research Helps Small Firm Advance Research >
Activist Cathy Flanagan-Ross Donates “Cure Lupus Now” Trademark To The ALR >
Lupus Research Progress – ALR-Funded Researcher Awarded DoD Funding >
Lupus Research Progress – 2009 Grantees Represent Cutting Edge Research >
Who Gets Lupus? >
The Face of Lupus: Jalynn Skye Miller and Family >
National Limousine Association Supports the ALR >
ALR Proudly Displays BBB Wise Giving Alliance Seal >
ALR Advocacy Leads to Continued DoD Funding for Lupus Research >
Shoe News – Families Walking for a Cure: The Rineharts, Baltimore, MD, Saint Peter's University Hospital, and Singing for a Cure in Seattle >

Lupus Research Progress – 2009 Grantees Represent Cutting Edge Research

The Alliance for Lupus Research is proud to announce our 2009 research awards. Thanks to the help of ALR supporters, these groundbreaking research projects may one day lead to important breakthroughs for the treatment and cure of lupus.

The following researchers have been awarded two-year Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants: Harini Bagavant, M.D., Ph.D., University of Virginia; Nina Bhardwaj, M.D., Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine; Sergei Kotenko, Ph.D., New Jersey Medical School; Mark Mamula, Ph.D., Yale University; Laurence Morel, Ph.D., University of Florida; James Oates, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina; Derry Roopenian, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory; Marie-Laure Santiago-Raber, Centre Medical Universitaire (Switzerland); Alessandra Pernis, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center; and Lars Ronnblom, M.D., Ph.D., Uppsala University (Sweden). Vikki Abrahams, Ph.D., Yale University; Dominique Gatto, Ph.D., Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Australia); Jessica Hamerman, Ph.D., Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason; and David Piestsky, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University were awarded one-year Pilot Grants.


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