The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leading private funder of lupus research.
OMRF VP of Clinical Affairs Judith James received a pair of distinguished honors at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.
The donation continues the Eastern Star’s long history of generosity to OMRF, with gifts totaling $382,424.
The findings will help push clinicians closer to personalized medicine for lupus sufferers.
Scientists have long known lupus has a strong genetic component, but there also must be environmental triggers to activate the disease.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.