Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kathleen Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a grant through the Foundation’s Michael Jon Barlin Pediatric Research Program to develop a novel panel of lupus nephritis biomarkers in children. This will facilitate the development of a real-time, non-invasive diagnostic tool for pediatric lupus nephritis and allow for more targeted treatment decisions and more personalized care for children with pediatric lupus nephritis.

This multi-year grant is made possible through the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, in memory of Michael Jon Barlin. This grant is also made possible in part by funds provided by The Louis Berkowitz Family Foundation and the Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter through the generous support of the Scott James Exler Fund for Pediatric Lupus of The Philadelphia Foundation.