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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

2018 Distinguished Innovator Awardees Named by Lupus Research Alliance

NEW YORK, NY. December 20. The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity: Nir Hacohen, PhD (right) and Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD (left). Dr. Hacohen is seeking better ways to treat lupus kidney disease, the major cause of illness and […] Read More

18th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2018)

March 31, 2018 Attend the 18th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2018) June 20-23 in San Francisco. First held in 2001, the FOCIS Annual Meeting draws the best clinician scientists from around the world to participate in the scientific program, bringing together cutting-edge science from various disease fields related to […] Read More

Learning About Lupus COVID Precautions for World Health Day

April 6, 2022 The World Health Organization (WHO) designated today as World Health Day to focus global attention on threats to everyone’s health.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been such a threat and continues to endanger the health of those who are immunocompromised from disease or medical treatments such as people with lupus. To observe the […] Read More

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

Kudos to Board Member Nadeem Meghji

Kudos to Board Member Nadeem Meghji 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

Lupus Research Alliance Grants $6 Million in First Global Team Science Awards

This Largest-Ever Grant Will Fund Two Projects Examining Why Lupus Differs for Each Person NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 21. Today, the Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its largest grant to date, the Global Team Science Award, which will fund international, multidisciplinary research teams to unravel lupus heterogeneity with the […] Read More

Department of Defense Lupus Research Program Supported in New Bill

June 13, 2018 Our advocates knocked on Capitol doors 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 […] Read More

Important Message from CEO Kenneth Farber: U.S. FDA Approves New Lupus Treatment

August 2, 2021 Dear Friend of the Lupus Research Alliance, As we reported this morning, the lupus community has much to celebrate with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of anifrolumab-fnia (brand name, Saphnelo™). As a first-in-class and only new treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus in a decade, this approval marks a major […] Read More