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LRA Writes President Supporting Dr. Janet Woodcock for FDA Commissioner

March 31, 2021 As part of the LRA’s mission to accelerate development and availability of much-needed new diagnostics and treatments for lupus, the organization’s President and CEO, Mr. Kenneth M. Farber, submitted a letter to President Joseph Biden to express LRA’s strong support for Dr. Janet Woodcock to be nominated for Commissioner of the U.S. […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Announces 2020 Distinguished Innovator Awards Aimed at New Lupus Treatments

NEW YORK, March 25, 2021 — The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announces two exceptional recipients of the 2020 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity: Jacques Banchereau, PhD and Ignacio Sanz, MD. Both projects funded by this grant are investigating different mechanisms altered in lupus patients that induce an autoimmune response. Their findings […] READ MORE

Helping Overcome Lupus Effects on Mental Health

Updated March 11, 2022 Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus. In a video series hosted by the Young Leaders Board of the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Meggan Mackay explains How to know if you have neuropsychiatric lupus and offers ways to improve cognitive health.  Dr. Mackay also describes a clinical trial she is […] READ MORE

Third Vaccine Shield Against COVID-19 Rolling Out March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021 Americans gained a third weapon against COVID-19 this weekend with the availability of a third vaccine. On February 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization to the new vaccine from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson to prevent COVID-19 in adults age 18 and older. The […] READ MORE

Join LRA March 11 to Learn What’s New in Lupus Nephritis

What’s New in Lupus Nephritis? A Research & Treatment Update A Learn from Lupus Webcast Lupus nephritis is a common and dangerous complication of lupus marked by inflammation that can lead to damage and possible failure of the kidney. While up to half of people with lupus develop lupus nephritis, a new survey by the Lupus […] READ MORE

Lupus Gains a Strong Advocate in Physician/Researcher Dr. Ashira Blazer

February 25, 2021 Dr. Ashira Blazer is literally a rising star. This year, she won the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award sponsored by the National Minority Quality Forum, an organization with which the Lupus Research Alliance works closely.  But what makes her a winner? And why is the LRA celebrating her during […] READ MORE

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