Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Request for Nominations
2020 Lupus Insight Prize
The Lupus Research Alliance requests nominations for the 2020 Lupus Insight Prize recognizing and honoring significant scientific insights relevant to understanding the causes, pathogenesis, or treatment of lupus. The Prize also aims to stimulate further advances leading to improved outcomes for patients with lupus and ultimately to a cure.
The Lupus Insight Prize will provide research funds to an outstanding investigator with a documented record of creativity, innovation, and productivity and who has made a novel insight and/or discovery in an area of research that is applicable to the pathogenesis or treatment of lupus and who is judged to have a high likelihood of generating further significant advances by applying the insight to lupus.
The primary objective of the Lupus Insight Prize is to identify and recognize an outstanding investigator who has developed a novel research insight in scientific domains relevant to lupus. The Prize is not a lifetime achievement award. Instead, the Lupus Insight Prize will be given for a specific, significant and recent (within the past five years) discovery that is relevant to lupus. Please note that nominations for discoveries dating back to more than five years ago (prior to 2015) will not be considered.
In addition to recognizing a specific insight and/or discovery, the Prize also aims to direct the talents of the Prize recipient toward further high impact research achievement and further testing of the insight in lupus. This should shift the current paradigms and should significantly advance lupus understanding or treatment. Secondary objectives of the Prize are to: (1) raise the visibility of lupus as a significant medical condition among the general public; and (2) demonstrate the determination of the Lupus Research Alliance to surmount the challenges of this complex and debilitating disease.
Past Lupus Insight Prize Recipients
2019 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
Emory University School of Medicine
2018 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2017 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
Weill Cornell Medicine
2016 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
University of Massachusetts Medical School
2015 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2014 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
University of Michigan
2013 Lupus Insight Prize Recipient
University of Pittsburgh