Research/Discovery
Lupus Research Alliance 2023 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award Granted to Yale School of Medicine Researcher Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Research Will Explore How Ancient Viral Remnants in Our DNA Trigger Lupus NEW YORK, NY – January 30. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is pleased to grant the 2023 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award (DIA) to Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Iwasaki will investigate […] READ MORE

Summary Highlights of Important Research Presented at ACR Convergence 2023

November, 2023 At the recent ACR Convergence 2023, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, important lupus clinical trial data and breakthrough foundational research were presented. Following are highlights of work funded by the Lupus Research Alliance or supported in partnership with industry through our clinical affiliate Lupus Therapeutics. CAR-T Cell Therapy is […] READ MORE

EULAR Presentation Showed Upadacitinib Improved Lupus Disease Activity

May 31, 2023 We are pleased to share encouraging news from EULAR, the annual meeting of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology of Phase 2 data presented showing that upadacitinib improved SLE disease activity and time to first flare while lowering the need for steroids. Side effects were consistent with the known safety profile.  Discovered and […] READ MORE

LRA Announces Inaugural Awards Promoting Diversity in Lupus Research

NEW YORK, NY, June 9, 2022. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), the world’s leading private funder of lupus research, today announced inaugural recipients of Career Development and Postdoctoral Awards to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research. The Diversity in Lupus Research Award funding mechanisms aim to address underrepresentation of minorities in the scientific research profession. Lupus […] READ MORE

LRA Brings Encouraging News from European Rheumatology Meeting

June 2, 2022 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and its clinical trial arm Lupus Therapeutics congratulate Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) on new positive results presented at the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) 2022 Congress from a Phase 2 trial of its investigational biologic deucravacitinib for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Deucravacitinib […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus Therapeutics Response to Positive Data from Phase 2 Study on Potential First-in-class Lupus Treatment

June 1, 2022 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and its clinical trial arm Lupus Therapeutics congratulate Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) on new positive results from a Phase 2 trial of its investigational agent deucravacitinib for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Deucravacitinib is a potentially first-in-class inhibitor of Tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2), which regulates […] READ MORE

Jane Salmon, MD – Determined to Help Pregnant Women Triumph Over Lupus

March 24, 2022 Recognized for her contributions to lupus during 2022’s Women’s History Month, Dr. Jane Salmon chose to specialize in lupus research because it was there that she felt she could be of greatest value.  “There were so many unknowns in lupus with all its complexity. Here was a disease primarily affecting young women […] READ MORE

Lupus Nephritis: A Major Focus at the Lupus Research Alliance

Updated March, 2022 Developing safe and effective treatments for lupus nephritis has been an urgent and long-standing goal in the lupus community. As the leading private funding agency for lupus research, the LRA and its legacy organizations have dedicated significant focus and resources towards addressing this continued challenge, awarding over 40 grants to address this […] READ MORE

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