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General News | Sep. 30, 2014

Foundation Announces Pediatric Lupus Research Grantee & LIFELINE Grant Program™ Recipients

The Lupus Foundation of America announced four grants that will allow lupus investigators to continue critical lupus research. Another grant will be used to develop a groundbreaking diagnostic tool for children with lupus-related kidney inflammation, or lupus nephritis.

General News | Sep. 24, 2014

Foundation Welcomes NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Lupus and RA Grantees

The Lupus Foundation of America congratulates and welcomes the first 11 new research groups that have been awarded grants as part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis (AMP Lupus and RA) Network.

Video | Aug. 07, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Events in the Pittsburgh Lupus Cohort Over 20 Years

Jennifer Mall, M.P.H. discusses her research project as part of her Gina Finzi Fellowship experience during the summer of 2014.

Research News | Aug. 01, 2014

Clinical Trial of Adult Stem Cells Takes Another Step Forward

Study funded by the Foundation's National Lupus Research Program secures NIH planning grant to develop a multi-center trial of mesenchymal stem cells.

General News | Jul. 25, 2014

LFA Stimulates $7.6 Million in New Funding for Lupus Research and Education Programs

Our advocacy efforts are part of the Foundation’s comprehensive strategy to increase funding to solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

General News | Jun. 25, 2014

Dr. Bruce Richardson Receives Lupus Insight Prize Recognizing Outstanding Contribution in Research

Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, was honored for his research findings that have made significant contributions to the field and have a high likelihood of generating further insights in understanding the disease.

Blog | Feb. 18, 2014

Excited About Funding Increases? Not So fast.

Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. While this funding brings some good news in the fight against lupus, the Act only restores some of the money to the NIH that was previously cut through the automatic spending reductions (sequestration).

General News | Feb. 04, 2014

NIH Announces Partnership to Accelerate Development of New Treatments for Lupus & Other Diseases

The Lupus Foundation of America will partner with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to support a new $230 million, five-year initiative that will accelerate the ability to develop new medicines for lupus and other diverse and complex diseases.

General News | Jan. 23, 2014

Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Applications to Fund Lupus Research Studies

New LIFELINE Grant Will Help Sustain Lupus Research That’s at the Brink of Breakthrough.

Blog | Dec. 24, 2013

2013: Transforming Challenges in Lupus into Progress and Hope

Our research, education and advocacy programs in 2013 contributed advances that are helping to solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

General News | Oct. 22, 2013

Lupus Foundation of America Announces 2013-2014 National Research Program Grantees

The Lupus Foundation of America just awarded new grants as part of its 2013-2014 National Research Program. The Foundation presents these awards to support promising areas of research where there is a gap in understanding or where there has not been adequate funding.

General News | Jul. 12, 2013

Activists Heard! Senate Committee Boosts Lupus Research Funding

Senate Appropriations Committee approves a draft of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill.

General News | Jun. 03, 2013

Summer Fellowships and Career Development Award Announced - Grants Seek to Spur Careers in Research

Awards Will Support Efforts of Tomorrow’s Lupus Thought Leaders to Solve the Cruel Mystery of this Unpredictable and Devastating Disease

General News | May. 31, 2013

Lupus Organizations Unite to Stimulate Advances in Lupus Research

Lupus organizations have come together to launch a first-of-a-kind initiative to encourage scientific advances in lupus research with the Lupus Insight Prize.

General News | May. 30, 2013

Dr. Mark J. Shlomchik Selected as the First Recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize

Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., the new incoming Chair of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected as the first recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize.

General News | Mar. 21, 2013

LFA Applauds Congress for Passing The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act

Congress funds vital lupus research and education programs by passing The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 933).

General News | Feb. 04, 2013

Lupus Foundation of America Announces New Career Development Award

Award is Created to Support Clinician-Scientists Transition From Training to Independent Careers in Lupus Research.

General News | Nov. 28, 2012

Dr. Susan Manzi Honored by American College of Physicians’ Pennsylvania Chapter

Dr. Susan Manzi will receive the Clinical Practice Award from the Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Physicians, to recgognize her service to people with lupus.

General News | Nov. 12, 2012

LFA Recognizes Top Researchers With Prestigious Evelyn V. Hess Award and Mary Betty Stevens Prize

Dr. Ellen M. Ginzler Honored With Hess Award; Dr. Diane Leigh Kamen Receives Stevens Prize for Contributions to Lupus Research.

General News | Oct. 26, 2012

Lupus Foundation of America to Fund Studies That Address Gaps in Lupus Research

Grants Given to Researchers Conducting Studies that Advance Science and Medicine of Lupus.

General News | Oct. 24, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Praises Lupus Foundation of America for Raising Awareness, Advancing Research

Mayor Bloomberg applauded honorees at the Lupus Foundation of America’s Butterfly Gala and the Foundation for its role in improving the lives of people with lupus.

General News | Oct. 19, 2012

Celebrity, Researcher, and Humanitarians Honored at the LFA’s 2012 Butterfly Gala

New York City Event Raises Funds for Lupus Research, Education, and Advocacy at the Lupus Foundation of America’s annual Butterfly Gala in New York City..

General News | Jun. 14, 2012

The LFA Continues Cultivating Interest in Lupus Research Among Young Scienticsts

2012 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Fellowship Program Grantees Awarded

General News | May. 08, 2012

LFA Honors Leaders From Government and Industry at the 2012 National Butterfly Gala

Leaders from government and industry were honored for their leadership in encouraging investments in life-saving services for people affected by lupus.

General News | Feb. 08, 2012

LFA Awards New Research Grants to Address the Gaps in Understanding and Knowledge of Lupus

Today, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) announced new research grants awarded to fund critical areas of research where gaps exist in the understanding and knowledge of lupus including: pediatric lupus, cutaneous (skin) lupus, mid-to-late stage translational research, adult stem cells, and neuropsychiatric lupus, which affects the brain and nervous system. The LFA’s National Research Program: Bringing Down the Barriers, is committed to accelerating the pace of medical discovery in lupus and directing support toward promising areas of study where other public and private organizations have not focused their efforts.

General News | Jan. 06, 2012

LFA Funded Research Sheds New Light on Men and Lupus

A report on a study funded by the Lupus Foundation of America found that males required a higher number of lupus susceptible genes to develop the disease.

General News | Dec. 17, 2011

Lupus Foundation of America Applauds Congress for Funding Vital Lupus Research/Education Initiatives

The Lupus Foundation of America applauds Congress for including vital lupus funding in the Fiscal Year 2012 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

General News | Nov. 09, 2011

LFA Funded Studies Focused on Advancing Research and Improving Quality of Life for People with Lupus

Investigators Present Research Findings at 2011 American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting.

General News | Nov. 08, 2011

Dr. Graciela S. Alarcón Receives Award Recognizing a Lifetime of Achievement in Lupus Research

The Lupus Foundation of America presented Graciela S. Alarcón, M.D., M.P.H, with the prestigious 2011 Evelyn V. Hess, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., Research Award.

General News | Oct. 20, 2011

Lupus Foundation of America Awards the Gina M. Finzi Student Fellowships in Lupus Research

The Lupus Foundation of America is pleased to announce the 2011 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Fellowship Program grantees.

General News | Oct. 12, 2011

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

Funds raised at the LFA Butterfly Gala in New York City will strengthen and expand local research, education, and support services in the Greater New York area.

General News | Sep. 22, 2011

HealthWell Foundation® Launches Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Fund

The HealthWell Foundation® announces the launch of a new fund supporting treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

General News | Aug. 23, 2011

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

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Congratulates Trine Jorgensen, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation and I-Cheng Ho, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital

General News | May. 11, 2011

Lupus Foundation of America National Butterfly Gala Celebrates A New Future for People With Lupus

Several celebrities and a crowd of 600 people celebrated a new era of lupus at Lupus Foundation of America's National Butterfly Gala in Washington, D.C.

General News | May. 09, 2011

Julian Lennon Leads World Lupus Day Observance on May 10

Musician and philanthropist Julian Lennon, Global Ambassador for Lupus Foundation of America, is encouraging people around the world to join to observe World Lupus Day.

General News | Apr. 18, 2011

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

LFA to honor Roch Doliveux, Chief Executive Officer, UCB; U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (MS); and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health.

General News | Mar. 18, 2011

Join the Lupus Foundation of America and Eduardo Xol to Walk for Lupus Now®

Eduardo Xol from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Named the 2011 Walk for Lupus Now Grand Marshal.

General News | Feb. 28, 2011

Advocates Seek Increased Federal Funding to Bridge the Gaps in Lupus Research, Awareness, Education

Advocates from across the country will band together for lupus and urge Members of Congress to support increased federal funding for lupus research, awareness, and education.


Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Oct. 28, 2014 9:00 am—Oct. 28, 2018 5:00 pm

Philadelphia Tri-State Program Calendar

View upcoming support groups, educational programs, fundraising events, and more.

Nov. 01, 2013 7:00 pm

2013 Night of Hope Gala

An elegant evening raising funds and awareness for the fight against lupus.

Jun. 20, 2014 7:00 pm | The event will be held at Wheels Studio at 503 S. St. Francis in Wichita (one block south of Intrust Bank Arena)

Blacklight Zumba for Lupus

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! Payment can be sent to Lupus Blacklight Zumba, 208 N Pinecrest, Wichita, KS 67208. For more information please call us!

Feb. 18, 2014 8:30 am

Lupus Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Register today for this empowering day! Let's take lupus from a whisper to a shout!

Nov. 10, 2012 | Mason Murer Art Gallery

2012 Night of Hope

Read about last year's spectacular event.