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2013-09-30 12:25:03

America's largest lupus walk program raises funds for lupus research and education programs in the Los Angeles area LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities turned out to support the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) this weekend in Los Angeles, to raise money towards research and education programs, increase awareness of the devastating autoimmune disease, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Comedian...

2013-09-25 08:30:48

Lupus.org Provides Authoritative Information on Lupus to Visitors Quickly and Easily WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America today unveiled a new information portal through its website lupus.org that includes an enhanced visitor experience and expanded content. The Foundation's website is the authoritative lupus information Internet resource used by more than four million people last year. Created for all people affected by lupus or...

2013-08-14 12:25:29

Summer Issue of Lupus Now® Magazine highlights his journey as an entertainer and public figure living with lupus WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a multitalented entertainer and successful television personality and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate. The 32-year-old husband and father of two, who battles with lupus nephritis (kidney disease), took on another role: lupus awareness advocate. Cannon has used his voice and platform to raise...

2013-08-01 16:30:51

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, announced the election of two new directors to its national board of directors. They are: Joseph Arnold of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Kathleen Ruiz of New York City. Arnold and Ruiz, along with the other members of the board, will provide organizational leadership for the Foundation's strategic initiatives to bring national...

2013-06-27 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., the incoming Chair of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored Thursday as the first recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize, the first-of-a-kind award for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. Dr. Shlomchik received the Prize during a formal ceremony at FOCIS 2013, the 13th Annual...

2013-06-24 12:25:55

Multiple Programs from June 24-26 Turn Attention in the Nation's capital to a 'cruel mystery' WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 25, 250 lupus activists from across the nation will take to Capitol Hill to make their voices heard and urge Congress to support expanding the medical research effort on lupus and access to treatments during the Lupus Foundation of America's National Lupus Advocacy Summit. Thousands more will call, email, or send letters...

2013-06-05 12:31:24

Raises Thousands to Support Science and Service for NYC Lupus Community NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation's Young Leaders Committee brought together lupus advocates, friends, family members, and coworkers for the highly successful ninth annual "Night for the Fight." With more than 250 guests, New York's young professionals raised more this year than ever to help achieve the Foundation's mission to support novel research and patient services, while...

2013-06-03 08:26:58

Awards Will Support Efforts of Tomorrow's Lupus Thought Leaders to Solve the Cruel Mystery of this Unpredictable and Devastating Disease WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus, announced recipients of five new summer fellowships and the Foundation's first-ever Career Development Award. The Foundation presents these awards to foster interest in a career in lupus...

2013-05-30 08:28:21

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., the new incoming Chair of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected as the first recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize. The first-of-a-kind award provides $200,000 for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/DC11393LOGO ) The...

2013-05-16 12:27:22

Singer Toni Braxton Shares Personal Story of Lupus NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) National Patient Coalition participated in today's launch of the Lupus Initiative(®), the culmination of its five-year advocacy campaign resulting in $4.6 million in Federal funding to make the healthcare provider education program possible. Helping to draw attention to the need addressed by the Initiative to train professionals in lupus diagnosis,...