S.L.E. Lupus Foundation - Leading the Fight Against Lupus

March 2007
For more than 35 years, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has been providing help for people with lupus and their families, funding lupus research and fostering public awareness of this chronic illness.

What's New
Time to Focus: Lupus and Your Kidneys
Unlocking the Mystery of Lupus

Writer Flannery O'Connor

Lupus kidney disease took the life of one of the American South's literary treasures in 1964. She would have turned 81 this month. During Kidney Awareness Month particularly, the Foundation remembers O'Connor and the tens of thousands of others who have dealt with this potentially fatal complication of lupus.

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Brooklyn the First Stop in Five-City Education Program on Twin Threat of Lupus and Heart Disease

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation’s national research partner, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), kicked off its five-city “Lupus and Cardiovascular Disease” Continuing Medical Education (CME) series in early March at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

More than 85 members of the New York medical community participated in the program, which was presented with the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc (ABC). It was the first in an educational series that aims to alert and educate physicians of the significant dangers of cardiovascular disease in people with systemic lupus—particularly young women and African American women, for whom heart disease is not normally considered a risk.

A program was also held in San Francisco (March 15), and is scheduled for Chicago (March 28), Los Angeles (March 31) and Detroit (April 25). Sessions will be presented by local cardiology and rheumatology specialists.
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Raffle Drawing: Friday, June 15, 2007
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Research News
Research Headlines:

+ Attention New York Metro Area Lupus Researchers:
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation 2007 Research Grant RFA Now Available »
Read more about the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Research Program »

+ New Findings by LRI Scientific Advisor Mark Shlomchik, MD, PhD, Highlight Potential New Targets for Lupus Treatments »
+ Exciting Area of Investigation Also Being Explored by LRI Investigators Thereza Imanishi-Kari, PhD and Jan Erikson, PhD

+ Cautious Optimism on New Drugs for Lupus »
Special Scientific Conference Session by S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Partner, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), Features Perspectives from Biotech, Pharma and Academia

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Drug Development Headlines:

+ Study: Cyclophosphamide Better than Azathioprine for Lupus Nephritis

+ La Jolla Sees Positive Riquent Results

+ HGS, Glaxo Phase III Lupus Trial Underway

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What's New in LA?

Check out what's happening at the Foundation's West Coast division, Lupus LA. News on the "Hollywood Bag Ladies Lupus Luncheon," the upcoming "Evening of Love, Light & Laugther," a new support group at Cedars-Sinai and more!

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