Lupus Groups Call for Nominations in Lupus Insight Prize for Research
Three organizations focused on helping patients with lupus are banding together once again to recognize an outstanding research project. The Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Foundation of America, and the Lupus Research Institute are calling for research nominations to win the Lupus Insight Prize, now in its fourth year.
The Lupus Insight Prize is a collaborative initiative that offers an investigator $200,000 and an opportunity to advance important scientific discoveries in lupus research.
Nominations for the 2016 prize are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time April 22, and the award will be granted by the three organizations at the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) annual meeting in Boston this June, according to a press release. The prize aims to recognize a major, novel insight and/or discovery which may alter thinking about lupus while holding a high likelihood of generating further advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. alone. It makes the body’s immune system turn on itself to attack healthy organs and tissue.