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Tag: Lupus Research Program

Make a Difference for Lupus Research in 60 Seconds!

November 10, 2022 As you probably know, the LRA and our advocates were highly instrumental in creating the Department of Defense Lupus Research Program in 2017 and in increasing its budget over the years since.  We are working to increase LRP funding even more to $15 million – and this is the time to make […] Read More

2018 Omnibus Budget Passed March 23 Grants Lupus Advocates’ Requests

March 23, 2018 The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 that passed today includes key provisions the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates have worked for all year. Lupus advocates, participating just days before for our annual March Capitol Hill Day, had requested program funding for 2019 and had asked legislators to also finish […] Read More

$10 Million for Lupus Research Program Passed by House: Your Advocacy Works!

NEW YORK, NY. June 19, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Act, which allocates the Lupus Research Alliance advocate’s full request for $10 million — double the current budget — for the Lupus Research Program in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The […] Read More

House Approves $10 Million for Lupus Research Funding!

July 31, 2020 In early July we alerted you that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Defense Appropriations Bill was publicly announced with $10 million appropriated for the Lupus Research Program at the Department of Defense. We are thrilled to announce that the House of Representatives today passed this Bill! The many, many phone calls and […] 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

LRA Recognizes International Day of Charity

September 2, 2021 The United Nations designated September 5 as the annual International Day of Charity to urge people worldwide to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.  The Lupus Research Alliance is happy to join groups around the world in acknowledging this important yearly observance.  We are very proud to be recognized by several independent charity watchdog organizations that monitor and encourage […] Read More

2021 Senate Budget Bill Includes Increases for Medical Research

November 11, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share details of the 2021 spending package announced by the U.S. Senate last night with several potential “wins” for lupus research. While not 100% in line with our requests, funding for lupus research is substantial and due in large part to the hard work of […] 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

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