2011 News and Statements

December 17, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Applauds Congress for Funding Vital Lupus Research and Education Initiatives

November 16, 2011
New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results of Study of CellCept® for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

November 9, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Funded Studies Focused on Advancing Research and Improving Quality of Life for People with Lupus

November 8, 2011
Research Study Finds Higher Numbers of People With Lupus

November 8, 2011
Dr. Graciela S. Alarcón Receives the Prestigious Evelyn V. Hess Research Award Recognizing a Lifetime Achievement in Lupus Research

November 7, 2011
New Study Sheds Light on the Challenges of Developing Lupus Treatments

November 3, 2011
“Strike While the Iron is Hot” How the Lupus Initiative is Advancing Rheumatology

October 31, 2011
Lupus Organizations Around the Globe Urge NICE to Provide Coverage for Benlysta®

October 20, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Awards the Gina M. Finzi Student Fellowships in Lupus Research

October 12, 2011
Leaders of Fashion, Media, and Entertainment Step Up to Support the Lupus Foundation of America

October 3, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Congratulates the 2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine Recipients for Immune System Discoveries

September 22, 2011
HealthWell Foundation® Launches Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Fund

August 23, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense Awards $2.3 Million in Funding for Lupus Research

July 13, 2011
Health Canada and European Medicines Agency Approves BENLYSTA™

June 10, 2011
LFA Represents Lupus Community at Pediatric Rheumatic Drug Treatment Meeting

May 20, 2011
European Review Panel Issues Positive Opinion on Benlysta

May 13, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America presents at National Institutes of Health "Lessons in Lupus" Event

May 11, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America National Butterfly Gala Celebrates A New Future for People With Lupus

May 09, 2011
Julian Lennon Leads World Lupus Day Observance on May 10

May 02, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Launches New Lupus Voices Across America™ Web site

April 26, 2011
U. S. Department of Defense Announces 2011 Funding Opportunities

April 20, 2011
Musician and Philanthropist Julian Lennon to Elevate the Global Profile of Lupus

April 18, 2011
2011 National Butterfly Gala Celebrates a New Era of Hope for Lupus

April 13, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America and RN.com Launch New Lupus Education Program

March 18, 2011
Join the Lupus Foundation of America and Eduardo Xol to Walk for Lupus Now®

March 9, 2011
LFA Applauds FDA Decision to Approve Benlysta for the Treatment of Lupus

March 4, 2011
Lupus Advocates Paint Capitol Hill Purple

February 28, 2011
Advocates Seek Increased Federal Funding to Bridge the Gaps in Lupus Research, Awareness, and Education

February 25, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Research Applications to Address the Gaps in Medical Research on Lupus

February 8, 2011
Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Publication of BLISS-52 Phase 3 Study Results for BENLYSTA® in The Lancet

January 28, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Expands Services with Launch of New Education Series

January 10, 2011
Lupus Foundation of America Achieves International Consensus on Definition of a Lupus Flare