Lupus Foundation
Lupus News
February 2013
An insider's look at lupus research
The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is proud to introduce a new blog feature highlighting an LFM funded researcher. Through regular posts, Dr. Erik Peterson of the University of Minnesota will provide an inside look at his 2013 LFM-funded project entitled "SLE Risk gene PRPn22 promotes TLR signaling to type 1 Interferon", as well as other lab insights and lupus research developments made possible with the support of LFM donors.
Dr. Peterson's first post "Hell or high water" showcases some of the dedication researchers must possess on the road to a cure. Check the LFM blog often for updates; or stay tuned to LFM's Facebook and Twitter feeds to be alerted to new posts by Dr. Peterson. 
Yaya Wang, Ph.D., Research Associate, and Erickson Lab hero.
Exploring the similarities and differences between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus
RA and lupus share many similarities. Both are chronic conditions causing inflammation and joint pain; both are systemic diseases that can cause symptoms such as fatigue, and have the ability to affect various organs; and both are autoimmune diseases that cause the body's immune system to become confused and go on the attack.
While these similarities are significant, there are also very notable differences between RA and lupus. Join us on March 19 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. for an important webinar in which Dr. Steven Ytterberg of the Mayo Clinic discusses "Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Diagnosis and Management" and learn more about managing the vital differences between these two chronic conditions that impact health and quality of life. Register online today.
Take me out to the ballgame: Lupus Night at Target Field
Come out with the crowd and support the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota and the hometown Minnesota Twins at their Friday, April 12 game versus the New York Mets. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. at Target Field (Minneapolis). Tickets are in sections 313 and 314, right behind home plate. Event organizers Kristie Bauer and Joe LeCuyer are encouraging everyone to wear purple in support of LFM and to raise awareness among the Twins crowd. A limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased by March 18. Call the LFM office or submit a completed order form with payment.
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Learning to manage lupus fatigue 

Do you want to lessen the impact of lupus fatigue in your life? Consider the free six-week Fatigue Management Program, designed specifically for those living with lupus, offered through LFM and St. Catherine University Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Occupational Therapy Department. The program begins May 1 and offers both morning and evening sessions. More information and registration at the links provided.

Working together to provide support in English and Spanish/Trabajando juntos para dar apoyo en inglés y en español
On February 12 and 26, LFM Client Services provided Spanish presentations on living with lupus at Discapacitados Abriendose Caminos (D.A.C). D.A.C. is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that is solely dedicated to the challenge of disability as it affects Latino families,  ... 
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2013 Student Fellowship application deadline extended to March 11
The deadline for applications for the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota's Student Summer Fellowship program for the summer of 2013, has been extended to Monday, March 11. Open to undergraduate students, the 12-week program provides an opportunity for promising young scientists to participate in basic or clinical research with an established investigator at the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic. Details about the fellowship and the application are available on the LFM website. For more information, contact LFM President Jennifer Monroe at 952-746-5151 or via email.
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