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Tag: Defense Department’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program

Successful Advocacy Bringing Millions in Research Dollars to Lupus

June 28, 2018 With an overwhelming majority vote of 359 to 49, the House of Representatives just passed a bill to allocate $5 million to the Defense Department’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for lupus in the 2019 budget.  This federal support of lupus research is a result of advocacy by lupus patients, organizations like […] Read More

Lupus Research Program – Driven by LRA Advocacy – Announces 10 New Grant Recipients

March 19, 2021 Ten new applications for promising scientific studies were just recommended for funding by the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs operated by the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Ft. Detrick, […] Read More

Advocacy: The Critical First Step

Advocacy can mean different things to different people. Some seek to make changes in policy and funding at state and federal levels by helping Congress and government agencies better understand what it means to live with lupus. For others, advocacy is a way to take action with respect to their own health. Regardless of the […] Read More