Three OMRF scientists were recognized for excellence at this year’s American College of Rheumatology meeting.
OMRF scientist Christopher Lessard received a five-year grant to identify genes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome.
OMRF is recruiting those who have or who think they may have Sjögren’s syndrome to participate in new research studies and a clinical trial.
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer from the disease.
The illness affects about 4,000 Americans, 80 percent of whom are women.
A recent OMRF study is potentially paving the way for better preventive treatment options for African American patients.