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Lupus Program at Northwestern University

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects between 1.5 and 2 million people in the United States.  Lupus can impact different areas of the body, including skin, joints, the heart, lungs, blood cells, kidneys, and the brain.  There is currently no cure. The Lupus Program at Northwestern University is a patient-oriented program, designed to help people with lupus live fuller and more rewarding lives.  We are working to develop new lupus therapies and treatments so that we can better understand the disease, diagnose patients earlier, use less toxic therapies to treat patients, and ultimately find a cure.

The primary goals of the program are to:

  • Conduct clinical research that improves outcomes in patients with lupus

  • Provide outstanding, multidisciplinary care for patients with lupus

  • Collaborate with basic scientists to uncover the causes of lupus

  • Train the next generation of young investigators to continue the drive for the cure of this disease

Northwestern University Lupus Research Team

Left to right, front: Apinya Lertratanakul, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Grace Ahn

Back: Katrina Schwab, Liliana Medina, Christine Hsieh, Karen Mancera-Cuevas,  Gwen Dela Cruz, Anh Chung, Danielle Lerner, Patricia Murphy, Linda Ehrlich-Jones

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This page last updated 

June 14, 2013
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Lupus Research Group
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Division of Rheumatology
240 E. Huron, McGaw M300
Chicago, IL 60611

Research Group Phone: 312-503-0247

For clinic appointments, call 312-695-8628


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