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May 17, 2018, 14:32 ET Department of Defense Announces Lupus Research Program Awardees

The Department of Defense (DOD) today announced the award of nearly $5 million to 13 innovative and impactful lupus research projects through its...


May 01, 2018, 12:32 ET New Study Finds Lupus Is A Leading Cause Of Death Among Young Women

A recent study led by UCLA researchers found that lupus is among the leading causes of death in young women. Despite this and that an estimated 1.5...


Apr 24, 2018, 14:15 ET Washington, DC Shows its Power and Walks to End Lupus Now® May 12th on the National Mall

On Saturday May 12th, thousands of people in Washington, DC will experience the Walk to End Lupus Now® DC event on the National Mall. Elliot Segal...


Mar 23, 2018, 14:47 ET Thousands Of Advocates Urge Congress To Support Lupus Research Funding

This week during the Lupus Foundation of America's 2018 National Lupus Advocacy Summit, thousands of lupus advocates, including many youth...


Mar 23, 2018, 09:40 ET Leading Lupus Experts Propose Actionable Solutions to Improve Clinical Trials

A white paper published today by leaders in clinical research for lupus provides actionable proposals for improving lupus treatment trials and...


Mar 07, 2018, 10:28 ET The Lupus Foundation of America Elects Two New Members to its National Board of Directors

The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, today announced the election of two new members...


Jan 16, 2018, 10:56 ET New Year Rings In New Hope for People with Lupus

Singer Selena Gomez brought lupus awareness to new heights in early 2017 when she shared her compelling story about having a kidney transplant...


Nov 16, 2017, 10:13 ET Major Lupus Stem Cell Study Receives Funding

The Lupus Foundation of America announced today it will provide $3.8 million in funding over the next five years to support the first-of-its-kind...


Nov 05, 2017, 08:30 ET Study Leads to a New Approach for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Experimental Therapies in Clinical Trials

A Lupus Foundation of America study has led to the development of a new model for assessing patient outcomes in clinical trials. The new model,...


Nov 04, 2017, 19:35 ET Study Reveals Shockingly High Rates of Incorrect Lupus Diagnosis

A Lupus Foundation of America study of over 3,000 adults with lupus found that 46.5 percent report being misdiagnosed with something other than...


Nov 02, 2017, 10:35 ET Lupus Foundation of America Appoints Stevan Gibson as President

Sandra C. Raymond, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Lupus Foundation of America (Foundation) announces the appointment of Stevan W. Gibson as...


Nov 01, 2017, 09:26 ET Lupus Foundation of America and EMD Serono Launch The ALPHA Project to Improve Future of Lupus Care and Treatment Development

The Lupus Foundation of America (Foundation) and EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the US and...


Oct 18, 2017, 09:33 ET Dr. Karen H. Costenbader to Chair Lupus Foundation of America's Medical-Scientific Advisory Council

Conrad Gehrmann, Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America's national board of directors, has appointed Dr. Karen H. Costenbader to be Chair of the...


Oct 12, 2017, 00:57 ET Researchers and Advocates Honored for Pioneering Efforts to End Lupus

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and Dr. Richard and Michelle Glickman; the Schwab family and Piper Jaffray; and Stephen, Lisa and Shea Evans were...


Sep 21, 2017, 16:01 ET Lupus Community Prepares to Host Landmark Event to Drive Lupus Therapy Development

The Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., the Lupus Foundation of America and the Lupus Research Alliance are partnering to convene a...


Sep 11, 2017, 14:01 ET Lupus Impacts Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics at Alarming Rates

Newly published analyses from two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-supported population-based registries in New York City and San...


Aug 29, 2017, 09:40 ET Lupus Foundation of America Launches Online Lupus Support Community

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America in partnership with Inspire, unveiled LupusConnect™, an online lupus community where individuals with lupus...


Jun 26, 2017, 08:00 ET Lupus Activists Urge Congress To Support Research Funding, Access To Quality And Affordable Health Care

On June 27, nearly 200 lupus activists from across the country will visit Capitol Hill and thousands more will join virtually to urge Members of...


Jun 14, 2017, 09:00 ET New Campaign Empowers Young Women Most At-Risk for Lupus to Be Fierce and Take Control of their Health

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America (Foundation) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) unveiled a new awareness campaign, "Be...


May 01, 2017, 10:10 ET Low Public Understanding Of Lupus Hinders Progress For The Disease

Lupus remains a poorly understood and underfunded disease which poses a critical threat to finding a cure. May is Lupus Awareness Month, and the...


Apr 10, 2017, 16:02 ET The Walk to End Lupus Now Commemorates 10 Years in New York City

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America announces the 10th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now® in New York City, which has grown to become a powerful...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:11 ET Online National Resource Center on Lupus Launched

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America unveiled the National Resource Center on Lupus (Resource Center) – a one-stop resource for all things lupus....


Mar 16, 2017, 11:32 ET The Lupus Foundation of America Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award From Research!America

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has received Research!America's 2017 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award for advancing...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:52 ET Lupus Foundation of America Announces Grants to Support Research in Pediatrics and Underrepresented Communities

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America (Foundation) announces that it will be accepting applications from lupus investigators and student...


Nov 14, 2016, 14:30 ET Lupus Foundation of America-Supported Researchers Share Promise for Future Lupus Treatments and Cures

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America announces evidence of progress and hope for solving the cruel mystery of lupus through research presented at...