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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

JDRF, Lupus Research Alliance, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society Join Forces to Decode Common Mechanisms of Autoimmune Diseases

First Joint Common Mechanisms Grants Announced NEW YORK, NY, February 24, 2021 – JDRF International, the Lupus Research Alliance and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society joined forces to accelerate research and discovery in autoimmunity and are proud to announce the recipients of their first joint grants. Called Decoding Immune-Mediated Diseases – Novel Approaches for Therapeutic […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Hails Approval of Aurinia’s Lupkynis(TM) (voclosoporin)

First Oral Treatment for Lupus Nephritis; Second Lupus Treatment to Receive FDA Approval in Past Month NEW YORK, NY. January 22. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ LupkynisTM (voclosporin) as the first oral treatment developed specifically for adults […] READ MORE

New Survey Shows Education and Communication Gaps in Lupus Nephritis Care

1 in 2 Lupus Nephritis Patients Don’t Know They Have Lupus New York, NY– December 7.  Significant gaps in education and communication among patients and physicians pose barriers to lupus nephritis (LN) care, according to results of two companion surveys conducted by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). Half of […] READ MORE

LRA Hosts Star-Studded 2020 Virtual Fundraising Event with Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga

November 19, 2020 Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez Invite Global Lupus Community New York, NY. November 19 – The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is taking the show on-line this year with a preeminent virtual Fundraising Event celebrating extraordinary scientific achievements.  Performances will include a special tribute by the one-and-only Lady Gaga and a solo by Broadway […] READ MORE

LRA Highlights Full Continuum of Lupus Research at ACR Convergence 2020

30+ presentations of studies funded by the Lupus Research Alliance on a variety of immune pathways Results from three clinical studies conducted in part by LRA-affiliate Lupus Therapeutics (LT) through its trials network 10 lupus presentations by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) program (AMP RA/SLE) NEW YORK, NY, […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Announces Seven Recipients of the 2020 Lupus Innovation Award

NEW YORK, NY, November 9. The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announced today the 2020 Lupus Innovation Award recipients. These seven projects represent a wide breadth of scientific exploration in lupus, probing the development and progression of lupus while pointing to potential treatment approaches. The Lupus Innovation Award offers up to $150,000/year total costs for up […] READ MORE

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