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Lupus Research Alliance Investment in Innovation Delivers Results

June 27, 2018 This new issue of the Lupus Research Update (LRU) takes you behind the scenes of some of the most groundbreaking research and how the Lupus Research Alliance raises the funds that enable diverse and accomplished scientists to pioneer new studies in the field. Featured in this LRU, Penn State researcher Dr. Laura […] READ MORE

Baricitinib Shows Positive Results for SLE in Phase 2 Study

June 19, 2018 Once-daily oral baricitinib 4 mg was associated with significant clinical improvements compared with placebo in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) receiving standard background therapy, according to data presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress held in Amsterdam, June 13 to 16, 2018…. A significantly greater percentage of patients in the […] READ MORE

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond Funds Study of Common Hypertension Drugs to Treat Lupus June 21, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2018 Lupus Insight Prize to Betty Diamond, MD, for a project to test commonly used drugs for high blood pressure as potential treatments for cognitive and emotional […] READ MORE

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

2017-18 Research Portfolio Summary

June 5, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance is driven by one central goal — to improve the lives of people living with the disease, today and in the long term. We believe that scientific research is the most powerful way we can achieve this goal. Further, we believe that by both pushing the limits of scientific exploration and […] 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

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