Funding for Lupus Discoveries Tops $70 Million

Innovative ideas keep winning new support at the NIH

Despite tough economic times, the LRI model of backing bold ideas in lupus is going strong and proving successful at securing even larger long-term funding.

Last Fall it was $60 million that LRI researchers had leveraged at the NIH and other organizations to continue their innovative lupus research. Now it’s $10 million more—$70 million—from the $26 million that the families and friends of people with lupus who founded the LRI have put in to finding ways to prevent, treat, and cure this complex disease. And it’s a leverage figure likely to rise even more, as many of the investigators are not even half way through their 3-year grants!