NIH grants Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation $5.8 million for Sjögren’s research

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has received a $5.8 million award from the NIH for research into the diagnosis and management of Sjögren’s disease, according to a press release.
OMRF researchers Darise Farris, PhD, Joel Guthridge, PhD, and Christopher Lessard, PhD, were awarded the 4-year grant through the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases Program (AMP AIM). The group aims to develop less invasive tools for diagnosis and identify new therapeutic targets for Sjögren’s disease, which has no cure.
“This disease is notoriously

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