Emory/Grady faculty and staff partner to fight against lupus

Grady-based Rheumatology faculty

Grady-based Rheumatology faculty and staff

Lupus is an autoimmune disease with no known cause and no known cure that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. Because lupus can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms involving multiple organ systems, it can be difficult to diagnose.  Additionally, there is no single laboratory test that can confirm lupus. 

The Emory University Division of  Rheumatology’s Grady-based faculty and staff are heavily involved in the fight against lupus.  The team, led by Sam Lim, MD, MPH, treats lupus patients, enrolls patients in clinical trials (when appropriate) and leads epidemiological based research studies that measure the social outcomes of lupus patients in terms of their disease progression, healthcare utilization and quality of life.

There are currently 6 open lupus specific clinical trials at Emory. Find a lupus clinical trial at Emory.

Related Links

About the Author

Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.