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Interview with Kevin Gao

Posted On: May 26 2020 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus, Research

Happy Lupus Awareness month!

Meet our research team member Kevin Gao. Kevin is an MD/PhD student studying lupus and mechanisms of autoimmunity in the labs of Drs. Ann Rothstein and Kate Fitzgerald here at UMass.

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Interview with the LupusChat Board

Posted On: May 23 2020 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus

Happy Lupus Awareness Month! I had the pleasure of interviewing the LupusChat Executive Board. LupusChat is a global health organization based in New York City, founded in 2012 by Tiffany Marie Peterson. The mission of LupusChat is to "improve the quality of life for all those impacted by lupus, chronic, autoimmune, and rheumatic diseases."

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Interview with Beverly Goodell

Posted On: May 08 2020 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus

 

It's May - that means - Happy Lupus Awareness Month!

It was my pleasure to interview Beverly Goodell of the Lupus Foundation of New England (LFNE).

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Interview with John Harris

Posted On: Jan 02 2020 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus, Research, Skin

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. John Harris, a physician-scientist here at UMass and co-director of the autoimmune skin sequencing program. Dr. Harris was my postdoctoral mentor, and I learned a lot from him. John is very talented and charismatic, and I hope you enjoy hearing about the exciting things going on in our department and his vision for the future of Cutaneous Lupus!

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Interview with Dr. Ramirez-Ortiz

Posted On: Dec 13 2019 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus, Research

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I had the pleasure of interviewing our newest lupus faculty member, Dr. Zaida Ramirez-Ortiz. In addition to being a scientific researcher, Zaida is an accomplished marathon runner and has competed in elite women's races all over the US.

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Lupus Chick Interview

Posted On: Oct 24 2019 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus

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Interview with Marisa Zeppieri, Lupus Chick.

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What causes lupus?

Posted On: Oct 02 2019 Posted By: Lance Wong Tags: Lupus, Skin

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The direct causes of lupus are extremely difficult to identify, but scientists think that lupus is triggered by certain environmental factors (UV light exposure, infections, stress, drugs or smoking) in combination with specific genes.

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Famous Faces with Lupus

Posted On: Aug 14 2019 Posted By: Lance Wong Tags: Lupus

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If you have lupus, you are not alone! Here are some celebrities with lupus who have shared their stories and are empowering others facing this disease.

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Does Having Lupus Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted On: Aug 08 2019 Posted By: Lance Wong Tags: Lupus

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Having lupus can lead to an increased risk of some cancers but not others.

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What are ANAs

Posted On: Jul 09 2019 Posted By: Lance Wong Tags: Lupus, Research

What are ANAs? And other factors doctors use to diagnose Lupus

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Why we study skin

Posted On: Apr 10 2019 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus, Research, Skin

Did you know that 80% of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, multiple organs) have skin involvement, but only 10-20% of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE, skin) patients are at risk of developing lupus?

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What is Lupus?

Posted On: Mar 28 2019 Posted By: Jillian Richmond Tags: Lupus, Research

What is Lupus?

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