An accomplished financial professional in Kansas, Bradley DiTeresi holds a BA in psychology from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Bradley DiTeresi is also an active member of his community, dedicated to making a positive impact, and regularly donates to organizations such as the Lupus Foundation of America.
The Lupus Foundation launched Research Accelerated by You (RAY), a data platform whereby individuals with lupus and caregivers share their experiences to accelerate research, develop new treatments, and improve disease outcomes. The platform collects ongoing self-reported data, keeps it confidential, and shares anonymous information with researchers to enhance clinical trials and advance potential therapies. Lupus is a complicated auto-immune disease that affects people in different ways and often causes signs and symptoms like hair loss, numb and discolored fingers, swelling in the joints, extreme fatigue, and abnormal sensitivity to light.
People affected by lupus and their parents can join RAY online by completing a registration process and survey. While they help researchers accrue data for understanding lupus, RAY members also have the opportunity to compare their experiences with others and learn about new clinical trials and research studies.
Bradley DiTeresi completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and pursued graduate studies in business administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).