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Lupus Research Update: 2009 Volume 3

Volume 3, 2009 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Ten Extraordinary Years of Growth and Discovery >
Building on Our Advances in Genome Science >
Paving the Future with Cutting Edge Research >
Message from the President >
Where There is a WILL ... There is a Way to End Lupus >
The Face of Lupus: Fighting the Disease on Many Fronts >
Double the Impact of Your Generosity >
Supporting Our Lupus Research Update >
Shoe News: A Doctor Who is Also a Lupus Patient >
It's time to put on your Walking Shoes >
Federal Employees Make a Real Difference >

Paving the Future with Cutting Edge Research

To forward the pioneering work in genetic research of our International SLE Genetics Consortium, the ALR has designed a new grant mechanism to help researchers take the next step in studying the genes identified as linked to lupus.

Research Grants of up to $350,000 will allow the following investigators to develop new diagnostic tests and new therapies: Dr. Jane Buckner, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason; Dr. Betty Diamond, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Dr. Avril Ma, University of California, San Francisco; Dr. Erik Peterson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and Dr. Sumit Chanda, Burnham Institute for Medical research.

The work of SLEGEN has given people everywhere new hope: studying the DNA of many thousands of people, including individuals with lupus, their family members, and control subjects, will help to reveal the genetic secrets of lupus.

To read about these and other currently funded ALR research projects, please visit http://www.lupusresearch.org/research/ to download our 2009 Research Portfolio Summary.


1.5 million

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100 million

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