|Dr. Gary Gilkeson|
In the February issue of Rheumatology News (PDF), Dr. Gary Gilkeson, Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Committee, discusses the need for more public and private funding to keep up the momentum of lupus research and prevent a negative impact on patient care. Dr. Gilkeson says that programs like the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Research Program: Bringing Down the Barriers, have been crucial in retaining some researchers in the field, but more is needed.
The Foundation recently announced a new Career Development Award that will offer professional development support to early career clinician-scientists—a step ostensibly meant to stem the hemorrhage of young lupus researchers.
Learn more about that award and other research initiatives at www.lupus.org/research.