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Ogbu Receives Diversity in Lupus Research Award

Ekemini Ogbu, MD, MSc, a pediatric rheumatologist at Cincinnati Children’s, is one of four scientists across the United States to receive a Diversity in Lupus Research Career Development Award from the Lupus Research Alliance.

Each selected scientist receives a four-year $600,000 grant to accelerate their research.

Ogbu’s work focuses on identifying potential biomarkers that could distinguish children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and strokes from other pediatric cases of strokes to determine early indicators of increased risk.

“Findings from her study could enable healthcare providers to prevent, monitor and better manage stroke in children with lupus and improve stroke outcomes,” the Lupus Research Alliance announcement states.

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