Lupus Research Institute Advocacy Victory

NIH Plan, Initiated by LRI Clarion Call, Brightens Horizon for Lupus Research

The Future Directions of Lupus Research—a broad and strategic plan to guide the nation’s investment in lupus research—was published in August 2007.

Thanks to those who made it happen! A key figure was House Appropriations Committee Chairman, Bill Young (R-Fla). LRI advocates first met with him in 2004.

Congressman Young Congressman Young

The outpouring of gratitude for Rep. Young has been immense. In March 2008, LRI President Margaret G. Dowd (L) and the National Coalition’s Sandi Frear of Florida (R) presented the hundreds of letters of thanks sent to him through the LRI.