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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

Lupus Research Alliance Gala Raises $2 Million for Research to Transform Treatment

New York, NY. November 21, 2023 – This year’s Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Breaking Through Gala raised $2 million for lupus research and brought the hope of tremendous progress that’s improving lupus treatment while driving to a cure.  The annual celebration began with a powerhouse performance and moving tribute to lupus warriors by multi-talented pianist, […] READ MORE

Shanna Garcia Advocates for Native Americans with Lupus

November 14, 2023 Shanna Garcia’s Native American heritage as a Lipan Apache descendant dates back to the 1800’s when her family protected their tribal lands alongside the famous warrior Geronimo. Now her fight to resist the effects of lupus on herself and her people is just as fierce and passionate. In honor of Native American […] READ MORE

The LRA’s Forum for Discovery Showcases Recent Advances in Lupus Research

November 7, 2023 This October, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) held its annual scientific conference, Forum for Discovery, in New York City. This event serves as a pivotal gathering where LRA-funded researchers from across the globe convene to share their recent breakthroughs. Forum for Discovery serves as a catalyst, fostering interactions upon which further groundbreaking […] READ MORE

Three Best Friends Run Marathon to Help the Fourth Who Has Lupus

November 6, 2023 The New York City Marathon brings together 30,000 professional and amateur runners from around the world to NYC who have trained long hours to prepare for this iconic international event. For Laura Haley, Sarah Edwards, and Molly Supple, from Arizona, Oregon, and Spain, respectively, who met in college and bonded through running, […] READ MORE

LRA Highlights Groundbreaking Lupus Research at ACR Convergence 2023

This information is brought to you by the Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus Therapeutics and is not sponsored by, nor a part of, the American College of Rheumatology.  30+ presentations of studies funded by the LRA spanning a broad spectrum of research areas Positive results from Phase 2/3 clinical studies supported by LRA affiliate Lupus Therapeutics point to […] READ MORE

Calling on Current and Retired Federal Employees to Advance Lupus Research

Are you, a family member or friend employed by the Federal Government? Anyone who is a current or retired federal, postal, or military employee can support the Lupus Research Alliance by making a pledge through the 2023 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Conveying how giving makes both recipients and donors feel, this year’s CFC campaign called […] READ MORE

Lupus Therapeutics Partners with AbbVie on Clinical Trial Recruitment Efforts in SLE Through LuCIN Lupus Clinical Trial Network 

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2023 – Lupus Therapeutics, the clinical research affiliate of the Lupus Research Alliance, announces a partnership with AbbVie Inc. for the Phase 3 clinical program of upadacitinib (RINVOQ®) in individuals living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this partnership, Lupus Therapeutics will assist with study participant recruitment, site activation and […] READ MORE

Believing in the Power of Research

October, 2023 Amy, Jon, and Mary Kay Bottorff Lupus Warrior LRA Supporters & Friends When her daughter Amy was diagnosed with lupus, Mary Kay Bottorff searched for two years before deciding to support the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). That’s because she and her husband Jon know the power of research.  They had seen what it can […] READ MORE

The Lupus Research Alliance Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Takes Off at the Intrepid Museum

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2023 — Thousands of supporters will join together Saturday, October 21 at the Intrepid Museum (formerly called the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) 2023 New York City Walk with Us to Cure Lupus. Registration remains open through Walk Day at While the well-attended annual event is […] READ MORE

Lupus Therapeutics PALS Program Expansion

October 1, 2023 Call for Individuals to Serve as a Trained Peer Educator Lupus Therapeutics, the clinical affiliate of Lupus Research Alliance, is pleased to announce the expansion of the highly successful Patient Advocates for Lupus Studies (PALS) pilot program with an exciting request for people who have clinical trial experience as well as a […] READ MORE

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