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2014-02-04 16:29:30

Lupus Research Organizations Welcome Big-Science Push to Drive New Therapies for Lupus Patients NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) are proud to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) launched today to speed new paths to treatment for lupus and autoimmune diseases. The new $230 million collaboration will harness the collective knowledge and resources...

2014-01-14 16:25:08

Brings Total to $6.6 Million to Educate Healthcare Professionals on Front-Lines of Care NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill released by the U.S. Congress last night provides $2 million to further the Lupus Initiative, the lupus provider education program conceived by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) in collaboration with the federal government. Expected to pass this week, the appropriation will bring total support to $6.6 million for the...

2013-12-18 12:25:49

Lupus Insight Prize to be awarded to Outstanding Scientist NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) will again join together to encourage scientific advances in lupus research. The Lupus Insight Prize, a novel collaborative initiative among the three organizations, will recognize and honor an outstanding investigator with a documented...

2013-11-26 12:25:29

Presents Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with Distinguished Public Health Leadership Award NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute raised over $2 million at its annual Life Without Lupus Gala 2013 to support innovative novel research that can improve care while advancing towards a cure. Nearly 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, government, business, art, music and health care communities joined to help turn lupus...

2013-10-09 12:26:41

2013 Distinguished Innovators Awards Support Large-scale Novel Studies to Find Root Causes that Can Drive to a Cure NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) announced recipients of its 2013 Distinguished Innovator Award, taking the organization across the globe to support highly innovative studies on two continents. Now the world's largest private grants in novel lupus research, the LRI Distinguished Innovator Award supports large-scale studies for...

2013-10-02 12:29:26

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) announced a trailblazing cooperative project to speed up the identification and availability of new treatments for lupus. Details of this new effort focused on identifying new treatments for lupus from among those that have been approved for other human conditions can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lrxlstat. With only one drug approved for lupus in over...

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...

2013-05-30 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...

2013-05-22 12:31:26

Launches Global Lupus Nephritis Trials Network NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) today is hosting the first international conference devoted to advancing new treatments for lupus nephritis, a serious kidney complication of lupus affecting up to 60 percent of patients. The conference launched a new international alliance of researchers specializing in lupus nephritis - the Lupus Nephritis Trials Network (LNTN). More than 50 of the world's top...

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,...