Donation by Singer Selena Gomez creates new research fund for lupus research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Singer Selena Gomez has donated an undisclosed amount to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to support research of lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease.

The donation by Gomez, who publicly revealed her own diagnosis with the disease last year and is a well-known advocate for lupus research, creates the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research. The new fund will first support a research program focused on treating the complications of lupus. The program is led by Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi, professor of physiology and biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and is a collaboration with Dr. Chaim Jacob, professor of medicine at the Keck School. Both professors specialize in lupus research.

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