Selena Gomez donated to the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine for Lupus research. The singer and actress recently revealed she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, making this an important cause for her.
Dealing with an autoimmune disease is no easy feat. It can be debilitating and has many other side effects many are not aware of. As most know, Gomez took time off in order to focus on herself and heal after her lupus diagnosis led to her anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., PhD, and professor of biophysics at the Keck School, will lead the pilot research program. The program will focus on complications from the autoimmune disease, which is often a mystery to doctors.
Gomez is positive and hopeful of the work the program will accomplish as she stated, “I continue to be optimistic about the progress being made in lupus research and am proud to support the promising work at Keck School of Medicine. I am hopeful for the millions of us around the world that may benefit from this."