Peer Reviewed Grant Program

In recent years, there has been significant progress in lupus research. However, substantial work remains to be done relevant to basic, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and translational aspects of lupus research. The Lupus Foundation of America funds research in several topics, including: adult stem cells, cutaneous lupus, health quality of life, cardiovascular, mid-to-late stage translational researchnephritis, neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus in males and children. Learn more about these specific topics.

The Foundation’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council annually establishes research priorities and develops specific opportunities that investigators can pursue to apply for research grant funding. The LFA issues annual Request for Applications (RFAs) and seeks proposals from lupus tenure-track investigators. These grant proposals are evaluated through a rigorous peer-review process using guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.

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

Pediatric Lupus Nephritis 2014

Laurence Morel, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine

Adult Stem Cells 2013

Lisabeth V. Scalzi, MD, MS, Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Pediatric Quality of Life 2013

Mark W. DiFrancesco, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Pediatric Lupus 2013

Hermine I. Brunner, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Quality of Life 2012

Gary S. Gilkeson, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Adult Stem Cells 2012

Caroline Grönwall, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

Cutaneous Lupus 2012

Eyal Muscal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2012

Ian R. Rifkin, MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine

Mid-to-Late Stage Translational Research 2012

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, University of California at San Francisco

Pediatric Nephritis 2012

Richard Burt, MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Adult Stem Cells 2011

Kathleen M. O’Neil, MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Pediatric Lupus 2011

Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2011

Richard J. Quigg, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center

Lupus Nephritis 2011

Deborah McCurdy, MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Pediatric Lupus 2010

Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Diagnostic Criteria 2010

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, University of California at San Francisco

Pediatric Quality of Life 2010

Joseph Ahearn, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Pediatric Lupus 2009

Cynthia Aranow, MD, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2009

Richard Burt, MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Adult Stem Cells 2009

Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS, Rush University Medical Center

Health Quality of Life Research 2009

Michael Luggen, MD, University of Cincinnati

Neuropsychiatric Lupus 2009

Bruce Richardson, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School

Male Lupus Research 2009-2011

Igor Slukvin, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Adult Stem Cells 2009

Ansar Ahmed, PhD, DVM, Virginia Tech

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Stephen H. Clarke, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mid-to-Late Stage Translational Research 2008

Amy Kao, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Deborah McCurdy, MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Pediatric Lupus 2008

Eyal Muscal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Pediatric Lupus 2008

Westley Reeves, MD, University of Florida

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Jean M. Van Seventer, VMD, Boston University School of Public Health

Mid-to-Late Stage Translational Research 2008

Ram Raj Singh, MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Anne M. Stevens, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Lupus 2008

Victoria Werth, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Novel Pilot Projects 2008

Vikki M. Abrahams, PhD, Yale University

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Stephania Gallucci, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Qui Guo, PhD, Hospital for Special Surgery

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Kenneth Kalunian, MD, University of California at San Diego

Adult Stem Cells 2007

Mariana Kaplan, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Adult Stem Cells 2007

David S. Pisetsky, MD, PhD, Duke University

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Minoru Satoh, MD, PhD, University of Florida

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Paul J. Utz, MD, Stanford University

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Chack-Yung Yu, DPhil, Columbus Children’s Research Institute

Novel Pilot Projects 2007

Randy Cron, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Robert Hoffman, DO, University of Miami

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Mariana Kaplan, MD, University of Michigan Medical School

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Barbara Segal, MD, University of Minnesota

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Keri Csencsits Smith, PhD, University of Texas

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Susan Sweeney, MD, University of California at San Diego

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

Mae Thamer, PhD, Medical Technology & Practice Patterns Institute

Novel Pilot Projects 2006

James C. Oates, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Lupus Related Cardiovascular Research 2005-2008

Betty P. Tsao, PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Lupus Related Cardiovascular Research 2005-2008