Renita Lewis fights lupus, which takes an outsized toll on African Americans.
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer from the disease.
These findings will help scientists understand how to better diagnose and treat the disease.
The additional funding will aid in better understanding the roots of sarcoidosis.
New funding streams will launch studies in cancer, influenza and lupus.
Findings may show why lupus risk is higher in African Americans