Join Emory for the 2017 “Walk to End Lupus Now”

Join Emory’s “Hope on the Rise for Lupus” team for the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now,” hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, the Emory team raised more than $20,000 for the cause.

Proceeds from the event are used to support lupus patients throughout Georgia by providing financial assistance and funding support groups, educational programs, and other efforts.

Details

  • Walk to End Lupus Now
  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Location: Piedmont Park
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Register now

The Emory team is led by Emory University Division of Rheumatology leadership. Many of the faculty and staff will be walking with you!

Team Contacts:

  • Mercemarí Toyéns-Nieves
    Administrative Assistant
    Divisions of Rheumatology/Immunology
    mtoyens@emory.edu
    Phone: 404-712-2945
  • Charmayne M. Dunlop-Thomas, MS, MPH
    Research Projects Manager
    Division of Rheumatology
    404-251-8898
    404-688-6352 (Fax)
    cmdunlo@emory.edu
  • Jennifer Scantlin, BSN, RN
    Nurse Manager
    Division of Rheumatology
    404-712-0971
    404-778-3217
    Jennifer.scantlin@emory.edu

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. The immune system is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. In a healthy person, the immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Lupus auto-antibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body, and these symptoms often last longer than six weeks–sometimes for years. Learn more about lupus

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If you are interested in investing in research, clinical care, and education within the Emory University School of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology, learn how you can help.

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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.

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