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Register NOW – Best Practices for Managing Lupus

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ACR’s Lupus Initiative Advances Education Around Diagnosing, Treating Disease

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Taking Action Against Lupus

See page 6. The Lupus Initiative highlights one woman who is taking action. Continue reading

Lupus: A Mother’s Journey to Understanding the Disease with Many Faces

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Lupus Initiative panel moderator, award winning journalist Brenda Blackmon, shares her story.
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Q&A with Sam, Lim, MD on Reducing Disparities in the Delivery of Healthcare to Patients with Lupus

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Reducing Disparities in the Delivery of Healthcare to Patients with Lupus: A Q&A with Sam Lim, MD, Consortium Chair of the Lupus Initiative Continue reading

Empowering Physicians – Improving Care

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President’s Perspective: New ACR Lupus Initiative Program Helps Identify and Eliminate Bias in Rheumatology Practices

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ACR board president asks medical practitioners, “Are you unbiased? Are you sure?” Continue reading

Unconscious Bias in Medicine Series – An Advocate’s Perspective

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In the second episode of Nextions Unconscious Bias in Medicine Series, Arin Reeves sits down with Sheryl McCalla, the Director of the American College of Rheumatology’s Lupus Initiative. The two discuss the effect of unconscious bias and physical appearance on medical diagnoses. For more information about Nextions visit Continue reading

The Role of Perspectives in Patient Care: A Clinical Concern

As the need to reduce the high burden of preventable disease and premature death experienced by racial and ethnic minorities increases, recognizing and managing bias becomes an important clinical concern, one that no provider can afford to ignore. Continue reading

Expert Opinion: Learning from lupus

We all know that systemic lupus erythematosus disproportionately impacts women and racial and ethnic minorities. We also know that people of lower socioeconomic status are often diagnosed later and have poorer outcomes after diagnosis. The groups that are genetically at greater risk for SLE, namely women and minorities, are also more likely to be poor and uninsured. Continue reading

A Functional Collaboration: The Lupus Initiative®

Over the past three years, members of The Lupus Initiative consortium have worked together to transform lupus education by leading an effort aimed at eliminating ethnic, racial, and gender disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus through education. Because of these unique collaborations, this catalytic effort not only has the potential to produce meaningful outcomes; it has also established an effective model for success in educational philanthropy. Continue reading

Lupus Diagnosis: The Challenge in Primary Care

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Lupus Initiative consortium chair offers insights on the special challenges of lupus diagnosis in primary care and sheds light on how primary care physicians can ensure better outcomes for their patients with lupus. Continue reading

A Window into Health Disparities

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Lupus Initiative consortium member pens an article highlighting how lupus is a touchstone for the U.S. healthcare system and care for vulnerable patients. Continue reading

Strike While the Iron Is Hot

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Former ACR board president underscores how The Lupus Initiative offers a strategic & proactive approach to patient care for the medical profession. Continue reading

Eliminating Disparities in Lupus

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The Lupus Initiative salutes patients & providers that are advancing lupus care. Continue reading

FDA Approves Benlysta to Treat Lupus Patients

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Excerpted from FDA News Release, dated March 9, 2011 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of lupus patients with active autoantibody- positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).  The last drugs to receive FDA approval for … Continue reading