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.

2006 Grants

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