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Lupus Center of Excellence


Lupus Research Program

The translational research program at the Lupus Center of Excellence offers a unique combination of basic laboratory research and clinical trials that focus on improving patient care as we gain knowledge about lupus and related disorders.

Our team is working to understand the cause of lupus, pinpoint the genes responsible for it, and develop a vaccine to prevent it.

Our patient-centered approach to research has been instrumental in the discovery of new tests to diagnose and monitor lupus activity, which may lead to earlier and more appropriate treatment.

The Lupus Center of Excellence is nationally-recognized as a leading research center and our efforts are supported by grants from such prestigious institutions as the National Institutes of Health, the National Arthritis Foundation, the Alliance for Lupus Research, the Lupus Foundation of America, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the American Heart Association and the American College of Rheumatology.

The Lupus Center of Excellence is currently participating in a number of clinical research studies.  To learn more about current research or to participate in clinical trials, please contact us at 412.578.1049 or email aaairesearch@wpahs.org.

Asthma Allergy and Autoimmunity Summer Research Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Asthma Allergy and Autoimmunity Summer Research Internship Program, which features an independent research project, numerous opportunities for clinical shadowing, and a didactic lecture series.

Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged submit an application. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

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