The Lupus Foundation of America, the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) recently partnered for the 2016 Lupus Insight Prize, which is now accepting nominations.
The purpose of the prize is to encourage established researchers by giving them the chance to make further progress in their scientific discoveries for lupus preventions and treatments.
“The Lupus Insight Prize was designed to recognize a significant scientific discovery or achievement in an area with potential relevance to lupus and to support extension of that research, with the goal of achieving important advances in our understanding, and ultimately treatment, of patients with lupus,” Mary Crow, chair of the ALR Scientific Advisory Board, said. “The prize is also meant to shine a light on lupus and lupus research -- to raise the visibility of this important disease.”
The prize, which amounts to $200,000, is specifically dedicated to novel, major insights or discoveries that have the potential to transform how lupus is addressed. The research and discoveries must also create additional progress for diagnosing and treatment lupus.
“The awarding of the prize at a special session at the annual FOCIS meeting has become a highlight of the meeting and provides a forum for discussion of research advances,” Crow said.