S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Urging NYS Officials to Foster Medical Research For Lupus and Other Diseases

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation supports cultivation of the bioscience industry in New York State as a critical step in fostering innovative research into complex diseases such as lupus. We agree with Kathleen Arntsen, President of the Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, Inc., a co-member of the Lupus Research Institute Coalition of advocacy groups nationwide. Arntsen spoke about the implications of a new report from the Public Policy Institute about the challenges in attracting and retaining private-sector jobs and companies in New York’s lucrative bioscience sector. She said, “For any New Yorker struggling with their own health condition or that of a loved one, medical research is our beacon of hope shining through the stormy seas of disease and an inadequate health care system. Research yields innovative therapies and diagnostic tools as well as the discovery of disease pathogenesis and cures.”  The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation has helped build the research community in New York since it was founded 42 years ago with the same conviction that the best service we can give people living with lupus is to support the science that will bring them the cure. The Lupus Research Institute was formed by the Foundation to further the most innovative research in lupus across the nation and has become the world’s leading private supporter of innovative research in lupus, pioneers discovery and champions scientific creativity to find solutions to this dangerous autoimmune disease.