Through their family foundation, Rheuminations, Inc., Katherine and Arnold Snider established the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research in memory of Mrs. Snider's mother. The Kirkland Center is guided by the Sniders' vision of fostering collaborative research aimed at improving the lives of lupus patients. The focus is on finding the causes and cures of lupus and, until that goal is achieved, making the lives of patients with lupus and their families better.
"Listening to and learning from the patients will direct investigators to address the issues that impact most directly on lupus. Only with close collaboration and shared resources will real progress be made," says Katherine Snider.
Access to high quality health care and patient education are priorities of the Sniders and are incorporated into the activities of the Mary Kirkland Center through educational initiatives developed by HSS staff.