LRI Collaborates to Award First Lupus Insight Prize

Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D. was awarded the first Lupus Insight Prize, given by the LRI in collaboration with the Alliance for Lupus Research and the Lupus Foundation of America. The $200,000 prize affords Dr. Shlomchik the means to further pursue his work in how infections may trigger lupus to flare or suddenly become more severe.

The three organizations awarded Dr. Shlomckik the Lupus Insight Prize at FOCIS 2013, the annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, where scientists present their findings on lupus and other diseases affecting the immune system.

The Prize recognizes the achievements of an outstanding investigator in the field whose research efforts have a high likelihood of generating further advances in lupus research. With the award, Dr. Shlomchik will investigate the connection between lupus and the death of neutrophils, the body’s most abundant white blood cells.

Lupus Research Institute President/CEO Margaret Dowd commented, “The Lupus Insight Prize recognizes Dr. Shlomchik’s outstanding contributions to the field and supports his ability to continue his innovative work. Judging by the exceptional quality of Dr. Shlomchik’s LRI-funded project, we can look forward to his further progress in developing novel approaches for new treatments.”

Read more about Dr. Shlomchik’s work and the project he is working on with the support of a Novel Research Grant from the LRI.

 

Insight Prize

Insight Prize

Lupus Research Institute’s Scientific Advisor Dr. Peter Lipsky presenting Dr. Mark Shlomchik with 2013 Lupus Insight Prize

Lupus Insight Prize presented to packed room during conference at FOCIS medical meeting

Lupus Research Institute’s Scientific Advisor Dr. Peter Lipsky presenting Dr. Mark Shlomchik with 2013 Lupus Insight Prize Lupus Insight Prize presented to packed room during conference at FOCIS medical meeting

2013 Lupus Insight Prize winner Dr. Mark Shlomchik (center) with  co-sponsors Ken Farber, President of Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) on his left and Margaret Dowd, President and CEO of LRI on his right.

Ken Farber (ALR), Dr. Mary Crow (ALR), Dr. Mark Schlomchik, Margaret Dowd (LRI), Dr. Peter Lipsky (LRI), Dr. Gary Gilkeson (LFA)

2013 Lupus Insight Prize winner Dr. Mark Shlomchik (center) with co-sponsors Ken Farber, President of Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) on his left and Margaret Dowd, President and CEO of LRI on his right. Ken Farber (ALR), Dr. Mary Crow (ALR), Dr. Mark Schlomchik, Margaret Dowd (LRI), Dr. Peter Lipsky (LRI), Dr. Gary Gilkeson (LFA)