The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative: Vasculitis-Building Outcomes, Leading Discoveries (V-BOLD), which combines three of the VF’s most critical programs: Fellowships, Vasculitis Centers, and Research.
Dragana Odobasic, PhD, a research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, was awarded the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF) “Dr. Chris Cox-Marinelli Young Investigator Award” in May for her study, Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells for Antigen-Specific Immunosuppression in MPO-ANCA Vasculitis. The award, a one-year grant totaling $49,822, was created in memory of Chris Cox-Marinelli, MD, who was a strong advocate for promoting the development of junior investigators toward a career in vasculitis.
Join the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) this Saturday, May 23, for a live Q&A webinar where vasculitis experts will discuss what they know about COVID-19 and immune-suppressed patients. The program starts at 9 a.m. Central Time.
The Race is On! That’s the theme for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2020, which runs May 1 through May 31, 2020, and shines a spotlight on vasculitis—a rare, but often serious autoimmune blood vessel disorder.
This is an announcement about Dr. Linda Brady winning the 2018 V-RED Award from the Vasculitis Foundation. She was nominated by her patient for making a critical, early diagnosis of autoimmune vasculitis.
The VF produced a new video called "Connect the Dots" especially for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018. The short, animated video reminds medical professionals to "Think Vasculitis" when they have a patient exhibiting a cluster of chronic, unremarkable symptoms that don't respond to traditional treatment.
The VF announces the launch of Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018 that runs through May. The VF is holding special webinars, providing educational materials, and featuring other resources to inform both the patient and medical communities about autoimmune vasculitis.
VF Bob is a new campaign launched by the Vasculitis Foundation to honor the late Bob Sahs, one of the organization's greatest awareness advocates. The goal of the campaign is to both spread awareness about autoimmune vasculitis, and to promote the work of the Vasculitis Foundation to support patients and fund research into vasculitis.
Brandon Hudgins, professional long-distance runner, GPA/Wegener’s patient and leader of VF Team Brandon, has shared his story in his recently released book, “Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory.”
On June 23-25 the Vasculitis Foundation held its 2017 Vasculitis Symposium in Chicago. More than 300 patients, doctors, and researchers came together to present and learn the latest information concerning autoimmune vasculitis.
Brandon Hudgins, an elite runner and autoimmune vasculitis patient, will be attending the Vasculitis Foundation's 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium, June 23-25, 2017, in Chicago. Hudgins was a qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Trials, and has the distinction of being only the 449th American to run a sub four-minute mile. Hudgins will be signing autographs and talking with other young adult vasculitis patients at the event.
The 2017 Vasculitis Symposium in Chicago will bring together some of the world's leading experts in autoimmune vasculitis. Patients and their families will also be coming to learn the latest medical and research news about vasculitis.
Some of the world's leading experts in the field of autoimmune vasculitis research will present at the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium in Chicago. Sessions will include information about the latest vasculitis research, and treatment and management of autoimmune vasculitis.
Celeste Lee, cherished wife, sister, daughter, mother, faithful friend, and passionate patient advocate, died at age 51 from the autoimmune disease vasculitis, surrounded by family and friends, both near and far. Celeste was a longtime member of the Vasculitis Foundation and a founding member of the North Carolina VF Support Group.
The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) has launched its 2017 V RED Award campaign to honor those physicians who have made a critical early diagnosis of the rare autoimmune vasculitis disease with its Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (RED) Award
This report details the VF's accomplishments since its Second International Vasculitis Research Consensus Conference held in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. During the conference, participants evaluated programs and explored new areas of inquiry that the Foundation could fund over the next five years.
Dr. Jeffrey Raines, a General Obstetrician/Gynecologist and supervisor for the Obstetric/Gynecology Department of Fairview Medical Group Fairview Medical Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota earned a special award for his critical early diagnosis of vasculitis.
Monroe Clinic hospitalist, Kate Kinney, is one of three medical professionals to earn the 2016 Vasculitis Foundation V-RED Award honoring her early diagnosis of a rare, autoimmune vasculitis disease. Kinney and her team's early identification of the illness allowed the patient to begin critical treatment before any further organ damage could occur.
Dr. Seth Sullivan was awarded the 2016 VF RED Award for his work in diagnosing a patient with vasculitis. The Vasculitis Foundation created the award to honor those medical professionals who have made an early diagnosis of the rare, autoimmune disease, thus improving the patient's outcome.
The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) launched its 30th Anniversary celebration to showcase its contributions to raising awareness about autoimmune vasculitis, educating patients and funding research on the rare disease.
The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is partnering with Olympic hopeful and vasculitis patient Brandon Hudgins to create Victory Over Vasculitis: VF Team Brandon." The initiative is designed to support Hudgins' efforts to increase awareness of his rare, autoimmune disease as he attempts to qualify for the United States Olympic Team.
Details about Vasculitis Awareness Month. This year's theme is, "Victory over Vasculitis", and the Vasculitis Foundation will use the month of May to raise awareness about this rare, autoimmune disease.
Work disability associated with rheumatic diseases accounts for an important part of the costs of these conditions, in addition to direct treatment costs, especially with biological agents. Interest has been growing in studying work disability associated with rheumatoid arthritis, but only a few studies have investigated vasculitis.
The purpose of this study is to learn about the impact of vasculitis on employment and income in patients with different systemic vasculitides.
The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) funded a new one year study led by Renate Kain, MD, from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. The VF provided the $50,000 award through its Vasculitis Research Program.
The Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (www.vpprn.org) has been approved to receive a three-year $1.4 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of the second phase of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).