Lupus News

Practice patterns in longitudinal lupus care provision: patient and physician perspectives

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Does SLE Care Provided in a Lupus Clinic Result in Higher Quality of Care than General Rheumatology

Dr. Meenakshi Jolly and team published in the 2018 April 2 Arthritis Care Research. Read the Abstract

Engaging African-American Females with Lupus in Community Focus Groups

Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman’s team presented a poster at the 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion. Read the poster here. LSI assisted on this study and is included on the poster.

Body image in lupus

Body image in lupus: Is it disease activity, physical function, depression, pain, fatigue, sleep, fibromyalgia or stress? Dr. Meenakshi Jolly is an author on this recently published article in the International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Read the article here.

Clinical Study for People with Lupus – Enrolling Now

​The XSEL clinical research study for lupus is enrolling now at Northwestern Memorial Hospital In this study, we are inviting volunteers to test a new investigational treatment for lupus that’s unlike anything previously tested. If you qualify for and participate in the study, you may receive this investigational medication or placebo (inactive) treatment. To qualify, […]

Still Alive: Kayrene Mimms, Lupus Warrior

In our individual lives it’s easy to forget how similar we really are. We all have relationships, delights, feelings, faults and sorrows. We all have bodies that protect hearts that beat and sometimes, whether or not we’re prepared, must keep our spirits strong. For Kayrene (Kay) Mimms, that strength has been tested for many years. […]

Remembering Jacqueline Silva – Lupus Warrior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Family honors sister who lost her battle to lupus 10 years ago CHICAGO, IL, September, 2018 – Jacqueline Silva was diagnosed with lupus when she was 16 years old. She lived with the disease a little over 10 years before passing away on September 24, 2018. Her life, though short, touched many […]

Love Story Inspires at 2018 Western Suburbs Illinois Lupus Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jim and Cheryl Vail share story of love and surviving lupus – together as Lupus Walk Ambassadors CHICAGO, IL, July – Lupus has been a part of Jim and Cheryl Vail’s love story since the very beginning. The teenagers fell in love in 1974. The next year, at 16, Cheryl was diagnosed […]

Local Advocate Named Ambassador for 2018 Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk

Kim Des Biens, longtime LSI supporter, named Northern Suburbs Lupus Walk Ambassador CHICAGO, IL, April 30 – This year, the Chicago Northern Suburbs will host the 11th annual Lupus Walk on May 6, 2018, with local LSI advocate Kim Des Biens as its ambassador. “Kim is a great Ambassador for the Northern Suburbs Illinois Lupus […]

Local Family Named 2018 Illinois Lupus Walk Ambassadors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jennifer Finley and Michael Rakoczy, longtime advocates of LSI, lead 2018 South Suburbs Lupus Walk CHICAGO, IL, May 7, 2018 – A brother and sister were chosen as the 2018 Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk ambassadors in honor of their mother, Gayla, who lost her battle to lupus in 2001. Gayla’s Gang is […]

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