Medical research is one of the cornerstones of Lupus LA. To do this, we turn to the medical and scientific communities to lead the way to discovery. We believe that by finding the causes of lupus, we can find a cure.
Lupus LA supports research on the local and national levels.
Locally, Lupus LA funds rheumatology fellows at local hospitals. Each fellowship focuses specifically on patient care and lupus research. To learn more about our fellows, click here.
On a national level, Lupus LA funds novel medical research through our partner, the Lupus Research Initiative (LRI). The LRI is the country’s only nonprofit organization singularly devoted to novel research in lupus. Since 2012, Lupus LA has raised over $750,000 for the LRI. The LRI enables investigators to pursue bold yet sound scientific hypotheses in lupus. To learn more about the latest in LRI’s medical research, click here. To learn more about lupus in the news, click here.
The LRI and the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) have decided to join forces and become one organization as of July 2015 called the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). To find out more about this historic merger, click here to see the official announcement letter and check back frequently for new information.