Lupus Nephritis Trials

The Division of Rheumatology strives to understand more about lupus through research.  Please see the list below, which summarizes the st​udies available to individuals interested in advancing our understanding and treatment of rheumatic disease.


​Study Name/IRB​#/PIBrief Description​Basic Eligibility​ CriteriaContact​



Susan Boackle, MD

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medicine in people with lupus nephritis. 

Between ages 18-75

Diagnosed with class III or IV lupus nephritis

Had a kidney biopsy within the last 6 months

303-724-0581 or 303-724-3614

Or email Karen Franklin or Prakriti Joshee
Karen Franklin
Prakriti Joshee


Please note that study status changes frequently and therefore, a listed study may not be actively enrolling. Also, the complete list of inclusion and exclusion criteria for a given study is often not listed due to its length.  A visit to determine an individuals eligibility may be required.  A placebo is an inactive substance or treatment that looks the same as, and is given the same way as, an active drug or treatment being tested. The effects of the active drug or treatment are compared to the effects of the placebo.