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PALS - Patient Advocates for Lupus Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The PALS program is a peer support program that aims to improve participation in lupus clinical trials through increased education and availability of information about clinical trials.


Auto Immune Diseases, Joints, Lupus





18 - 99 years


Study Population

This study focuses on educating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients about different treatment options, specifically Lupus Clinical Trials.


Saira Sheikh
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medicine-UNCP A Rheumatology

For questions, contact:

Julie Walker, CCRC
(919) 843-6619

Recruitment Period End

October 31, 2020


Primary Location
Remote via computer/tablet

Study Qualifications

Gender Any

Age Range 18 - 99 years

Participant qualification(s) Diagnosed SLE No previous participation in a drug study clinical trial Reliable access to Internet at home or outside of home

Not eligible if: Must speak English

Number of Visits

    » 0 In person visit(s)

    » 6 Remote visit(s)

    2 surveys for control group or 6 education sessions for treatment group

Participation Period

2 - 12 weeks depending on the group


$10 for pre and post test survey and $20 for follow-up survey via Amazon gift cards

By clicking I am interested, your contact information will be sent to the researcher/study coordinator for this study. The coordinator will respond by email with additional information on how to proceed.