RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - For Lupus Awareness Month in May, NBC12 hosted a Digital Dialogue Tuesday night featuring advocates and specialists in the Lupus field, treatment, coping with the disease, finding a cure and new advancements being pioneered right here in Virginia.
You can watch the Digital Dialogue on Facebook below.
Donald E. Thomas, Jr. is a leading rheumatologist in the D.C. area, treating hundreds of Lupus patients and working closely with the Lupus Foundation of America. He authored The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families from The Johns Hopkins University Press, and is a Chair Emeritus of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation (DC/MD/VA) chapter.
Dr. Amrie Grammer is the founder of Charlottesville-based AMPEL Biosolutions, and its foundation RLITE. She is a scientist/researcher working on repurposing current FDA approved medicines that can also treat Lupus. She successfully proved one medicine already that can be very helpful to patients. She also studies how alternative medicine, like krill oil, can be used to treat Lupus.
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