Lupus Research Institute
May 2008

Thanks to your support, the Lupus Research Institute is pioneering key discoveries in lupus. There are so many ways that you can keep helping. Read on to learn more.


Are you a PhD or MD with a novel hypothesis on what happens in lupus? Applications for 3 years of funding are due May 16th.
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Let's Talk Trials! Question of the Week
______________________________________________________________Lupus Together - Clinical Trials Today

Confused about clinical trials? Want to learn more about how new lupus drugs are developed? We have answers! Submit your questions at We'll post a new answer each week.

This week's question:

I was wondering if anyone had done the Rituximab treatment for lupus, and if they did what was the outcome? My doctors want me to do those treatments, but I can only find trials done on cancer patients.

- From a person with lupus in Honolulu, Hawaii

Read the answer »
Lupus Study Group June 18th to Discuss
"Role of Interferon in Lupus"

Role of Interferon in Lupus with Mary K. Crow, MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Location TBD - Chicago, IL
Open to Chicago-area Rheumatologists and Rheumatology Fellows

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A presentation of LRI Chicago - Learn more at

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Investing in the Lupus Research Institute's
Future, and Yours


Every year, thoughtful donors include the Lupus Research Institute in their Wills. With this gesture, they provide a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

If you are interested in making a bequest, or would like more information about planned and deferred giving, please contact Director of Development Andrea O'Neill, at 212-812-9881, or email her at