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2012-09-16 23:03:54

LocalEdge to assist in raising critically needed funds and awareness of Lupus this month by sponsoring the 2012 Walk Now for Lupus Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 On Saturday September 22, 2012, LocalEdge will support the local Piedmont Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. by serving as a Silver Sponsor of this year´s Walk for Lupus Now. The event is scheduled to take place at Festival Park on 335 Ray Avenue in Fayetteville. Registration begins at 3:30 and the...

2010-01-12 16:57:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is seeking applications for its 2010 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship Program. The purpose of these awards is to foster an interest among young investigators in lupus research under the supervision of an established investigator. Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are eligible to apply; however, preference is given to students with a college degree. It has been 50 years...

2010-01-06 13:21:00

Research areas include management of the disease in children and teens, improving health outcomes, underlying genetic causes of male lupus, facilitating greater accuracy in the diagnosis of lupus WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) announced today new funding for research grants to address issues of critical importance for people with lupus, including the management of the disease in children and teens, improving health outcomes, the...

2009-11-24 15:17:00

Proceeds from the song, "LUCY," will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julian Lennon, son of the legendary John Lennon, and James Scott Cook announced today that they will donate a portion of the proceeds from their song, "LUCY," to fund research on the disease lupus. The song was created to honor Cook's 92-year-old grandmother, Lucy Cook, who has been living with lupus for years and Lucy Vodden, a...

2009-10-05 07:45:00

The Lupus Foundation of America urges key stakeholders to implement report recommendations Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years "“ since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report, "Overcoming Barriers to Drug Development in Lupus," which is the outcome of...

2009-10-04 23:01:00

The Lupus Foundation of America Urges Key Stakeholders to Implement Report Recommendations WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years - since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report Overcoming Barriers to Drug...

2009-09-22 16:46:00

The LFA asks people to join them and show their support by wearing a purple LFA wristband until there is an FDA-approved medication specifically for lupus WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --It's been 50 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a medication to treat lupus -- when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President! To highlight the need for safer, more tolerable, and effective medications, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) today launched its...

2009-07-08 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is accepting letters of intent until July 13 for grants to advance adult stem cell transplantation research in humans as a treatment for lupus, and to better understand pediatric lupus features and societal factors that affect the health-related quality of life of children, adolescents and young adults with systemic lupus. The LFA will award one $100,000 grant for adult stem cell research. Both basic...

2009-06-03 09:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To foster and support the next generation of lupus researchers, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), Inc. has awarded summer fellowships to five young investigators who will conduct their studies under the supervision of an established lupus investigator. Named after the daughter of former LFA President Dr. Sergio Finzi, the Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship program has supported the work of approximately 200 young investigators...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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