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Wise Words During Men’s Health Month

June 15, 2022 It took years for Dan Baruah aka ‘Dan the Man’ to come to terms with having lupus. He graciously shared his story with us in recognition of Men’s Health Week and to help others living with lupus. When Dan was first diagnosed with lupus at age 52, he didn’t tell anyone, not […] 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

You Spoke and Congress Acted

March 15, 2022 Each year, Congress must allocate funds for the following year’s budget, and every year, we lead the advocacy effort for the additional funding needed for lupus research to produce better treatments and eliminate racial disparities in healthcare. Last March lupus advocates joined the LRA to submit formal Congressional Asks for Fiscal Year […] READ MORE

LRA Marathoners Honor Moms

May 5, 2022 Our team for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon is already up and running with every spot filled and many more on a wait list.  In just a few weeks, they have already raised more than $20,000 and they’ve only just begun.  Since the Lupus Research Alliance formed Team Life Without […] READ MORE

A Message from LRA’s Kenneth Farber and Andrea O’Neill

May 1, 2022 Dear Margy, The lupus community has always been strong, supportive, and ready for any and every challenge. It’s that spirit and unwavering support that drives us to pursue more treatments and aim for a cure. Thanks to you, we have been able to fund some of the biggest breakthroughs in lupus, including […] READ MORE

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