May 20, 2019
The LRA applauds Betty Diamond, MD for being named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) at their 2019 annual meeting.
A top expert in lupus and autoimmune disease, Dr. Diamond co-chairs a committee of our affiliate Lupus Therapeutics Lupus Clinical Investigators Network (LuCIN) that evaluates drugs to be tested for lupus. Lupus Therapeutics was formed to advance lupus clinical research by finding more effective and safe treatments for people living with lupus.
Dr. Diamond is Professor and Head of The Center for Autoimmune Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York. She is involved in many clinical trials including studies being conducted through LuCIN.
Last year, Dr. Diamond received our 2018 Lupus Insight Prize for a project to test common drugs for high blood pressure as potential treatments for effects of lupus on the brain. The Prize also honored Dr. Diamond’s past discoveries that paved the way for this new work.