FOCIS 2015 will once again host the forum for the Lupus Foundation of America, Alliance for Lupus Research and Lupus Research Institute to award the Lupus Insight Prize. The Lupus Insight Prize recipient will be awarded $200,000 to be used for research dedicated to advancing understanding of the genetic, environmental, molecular, immunologic or cellular aspects of lupus and/or its treatment. The prize must be utilized within three years from the date awarded.
LRI Scientific Advisory Board Member and Editor-in-Chief of Arthritis Research and Therapy Peter Lipsky, MD noted, "Lupus is a complex disease that requires out-of-the-box thinking to increase understanding and further our ability to treat persons with this disease effectively. Quantum leaps in understanding lupus will come from innovative discoveries by outstanding scientists. The Lupus Insight Prize will recognize those novel discoveries."
The 2015 Prize will be awarded by the three organizations on Wednesday, June 24 at FOCIS 2015, in San Diego, California.