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Promising Data Shows Lupus Research Alliance Peer Education Program Increases Intentions to Join Clinical Trials Among Diverse Patient Population

ACR Convergence 2022 Included LRA-Authored Research on Measures to Demonstrate Treatment Efficacy for Patients with Lupus NEW YORK, NY–November 8, 2022 — The Lupus Research Alliance and its affiliate Lupus Therapeutics will present data at ACR Convergence 2022 with results showing the effectiveness of a pilot peer education program called the Patient Advocates for Lupus […] READ MORE

Make a Difference for Lupus Research in 60 Seconds!

November 10, 2022 As you probably know, the LRA and our advocates were highly instrumental in creating the Department of Defense Lupus Research Program in 2017 and in increasing its budget over the years since.  We are working to increase LRP funding even more to $15 million – and this is the time to make […] READ MORE

Lupus Wins Big at Dedicated NY Jets Game

November 2, 2022 Last Sunday brought major fundraising support to the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) during Lupus Awareness Day at the New York Jets game against rival New England Patriots. WATCH this pregame interview on SNY with Jets Chairman and LRA Founding Chairman Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV talking about how far lupus research has come […] READ MORE

Jets and Lupus Research Alliance to Host Lupus Awareness Day on Sunday

October 26, 2022 The New York Jets and Lupus Research Alliance will host Lupus Awareness Day on October 30, 2022, at MetLife Stadium when the Jets take on the New England Patriots. This event is designed to increase awareness of the devastating autoimmune disease and help raise funds supporting lupus research for new treatments and […] READ MORE

From Struggling to Walk to Running NYC TCS Marathon!

October 18, 2022 Ten years ago, Megan Rosa struggled to walk because of her lupus – now she’s training for the race of a lifetime – the 26.2 mile NYC TCS Marathon! How and why she is running to fundraise for the Lupus Research Alliance is one of the most inspiring stories we’ve heard from […] READ MORE

CAR T Cell Therapy Induces Lupus Remission in Small Study

September 21, 2022 Results of a small study published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, suggest that a type of immune cell therapy called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy could become a highly effective therapy for SLE patients who do not respond to current lupus treatments.  CD19 CAR T cells are T cells that […] READ MORE

NY Jets Kickoff Luncheon Raises Funds for LRA and Honors Kenneth Farber

September 7, 2022 The New York Jets 2022 football season kicked off last week with a spectacular luncheon that raised $740,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance and the New York Jets Foundation.  The event also honored our former President and CEO Kenneth Farber for his years of commitment and progress in lupus research. Continuing as […] READ MORE

NIH Awards $500,000 to Advance to Advance Diversity in Lupus Trials

August 31, 2022 We are excited to share good news – our Lupus Clinical Investigators Network, LuCIN, managed by LRA’s affiliate Lupus Therapeutics, will be working on a new research project to increase diverse representation of patients in lupus trials to be funded with a $500,000 National Institutes of Health Innovation Award from the Food […] READ MORE

LRA Earns High Recommendations from Five Groups Evaluating U.S. Charities

September 1, 2022 September 5 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Charity – created to mobilize people “to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.” Our mission at the Lupus Research Alliance is to transform the lives of people with lupus through the power of science, and this is an […] READ MORE

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