Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common heart conditions in the elderly, and no treatment for it currently exists.
The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research.
This was OMRF’s eighth year to hold the benefit, which has raised $5.2 million since 2012.
The discovery could lead to new therapeutic approaches to a wide range of illnesses, including asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
OMRF researcher Courtney Griffin received a seven-year grant to pursue novel research into blood vessel function and factors that lead to uncontrolled bleeding.
OMRF’s Courtney Griffin succeeds OCASCR’s founding scientific director, Paul Kincade, who is retiring.