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Tag: Andrea Knight

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

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

2017 Novel Research Grants – Meet the Awardees

July 28, 2017. The Lupus Research Alliance is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Novel Research Grants. These ten grantees continue a commitment to bold and innovative research that aims to discover safe, effective treatments and a cure for lupus. Mridu Acharya, PhD Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Dr. Acharya is investigating the […] Read More

The LRA’s Forum for Discovery: Sharing the Latest News in Lupus Research

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) held our annual scientific conference, the Forum for Discovery, online in true 2020 fashion. More than 150 funded investigators, scientific advisors, and partners from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries logged on from their computers around the world to hear about new discoveries from LRA-funded researchers. LRA President Ken Farber emphasized […] Read More

New Awardees Announced by the Lupus Research Program that Advocates Helped Create

April 1, 2020 Thirteen new applications for promising scientific studies were just recommended for funding through the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million in awards for Fiscal Year 2019 brings the total to $15 million over three years. The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under […] Read More

New Study Pinpoints Language Skills Impacted by Lupus

January 28, 2020 New research led by Dr. Fulvia Ceccarelli, assistant professor of Rheumatology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, showed that among the many ways lupus can affect the central nervous system, “pragmatic language” skills was the most common.  Pragmatic language is non-literal, going beyond the dictionary meaning of a word or phrase.  This […] Read More

New Research Identifies a Key to Neuropsychiatric Lupus

August 12, 2019 A specific antibody target has been identified as causing neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus, according to a study at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University published in the Journal of Neuroscience. These common symptoms include cognitive impairment, meaning that the person has trouble thinking, learning or remembering. Other symptoms include mood changes, seizures, headaches […] Read More

Top Research Needs to Help Kids with Lupus

July 5, 2019 A study published last week in Pediatric Rheumatology identified the top priorities for research into lupus in children. The survey asked pediatric rheumatologists, dermatologists and nephrologists with expertise in lupus to categorize areas of research into high, medium or low priority.  The survey was given to pediatric rheumatologists, dermatologists and nephrologists with […] Read More

Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month! What better time to recognize the contribution of someone who is working to help the lupus community, and particularly concerned with overcoming disparities in care most striking among African Americans. As a 2017 Novel Research Grant recipient, Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is leading a clinical study […] Read More
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