Updates and Events
Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Supported in New Bill

June 13, 2018 Our advocates stormed the Capitol in March with requests to robustly fund the Lupus Research Program first established last year within the Defense Department’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. And our nation’s legislators listened! As a result of advocacy by lupus patients, organizations like the Lupus Research Alliance and supportive Members of […] READ MORE

Blood Markers Identify Lupus Risk, Feinstein Institute Researchers Find

June 1, 2018 Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Betty Diamond, MD, and colleagues discovered what they believe can identify a person’s risk for lupus by looking at the presence and amount of antibodies and a protein complex in blood. Health care professionals could now feasibly use these markers to anticipate which lupus patients might benefit from early […] READ MORE

2018 Handbag Luncheon Honors PUMA for Selena Gomez Lupus Campaign

2018 Handbag Luncheon Honors PUMA for Selena Gomez Lupus Campaign NEW YORK, NY – May 22, 2018. The 9th annual Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Handbag Luncheon & Silent Auction honored two stand-out supporters to the lupus cause: world-leading sports brand PUMA and IBM Associate Partner Veronica Vargas Lupo. PUMA was named “Corporate Visionary Partner” in […] READ MORE

Kudos to Board Member Nadeem Meghi

Kudos to Board Member Nadeem Meghi May 9, 2018 Congratulations to Lupus Research Alliance Board member Nadeem Meghji for being chosen to join the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders! Mr. Meghji is among 100 of the world’s most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, technologists and social entrepreneurs comprising this prestigious group. In […] READ MORE

Advancing Lupus Care Through Research and Advocacy: The Progress and the Promise

        Advancing Lupus Care Through Research and Advocacy: The Progress and the Promise August 11, 2018 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Franklin Institute Levitt & Gershman Conference Center 222 N. 20th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 How Can Lupus Research Transform Lives? Find Out at our Free Conference! Confirmed speakers include experts […] READ MORE

Welcome to Lupus Awareness Month

        Welcome to Lupus Awareness Month The Lupus Research Alliance celebrates the strength, passion and optimism that marks people with lupus and those who love them this May. As we share the extraordinary stories of four lupus warriors over the next few weeks, we want to hear all of your stories. Each […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus Therapeutics collaborate with Bristol-Myers Squibb on a New Lupus Trial

      Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus Therapeutics collaborate with Bristol-Myers Squibb on a New Lupus Trial April 26, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance today announced a collaboration between its newly formed affiliate, Lupus Therapeutics, and the pharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), to test a novel investigational drug, BMS-986165, as a potential new therapy […] READ MORE

Why Is Heart Disease So Common in Lupus? New Study May Explain

April 24, 2018 Scientists funded by the Lupus Research Alliance may have discovered why patients with lupus are at risk for heart disease. Most recently, at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Dr. Mariana Kaplan and colleagues found that abnormal immune system cells are damaging patients’ arteries. Published in the journal […] READ MORE

Novel Tool Developed to Better Measure Lupus Trial Results

April 20, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council (LIC) met a key objective with the recent publication in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology reporting on a new tool to better measure the effectiveness of potential drug treatments in clinical trials. The LIC aims to bring industry and academia together to work collaboratively, […] READ MORE

The Ninth Annual Lupus Handbag Luncheon & Silent Auction

            The Lupus Handbag Luncheon is an annual event hosted by the Lupus Research Alliance to recognize “Women of Achievement” who have made vast contributions within our community. The luncheon features a fantastic silent auction of designer handbags. All proceeds support lupus research. FEATURED BAG GALLERY A sneak preview of […] READ MORE

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