Newswise — (Kansas City, MO): Three new members, Dr. Jeffrey Fishbein, Dr. Peter Grayson, and Dr. Jason M. Springer have been elected to the Vasculitis Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Jeffrey Fishbein is a clinical and sports psychologist with Fishbein Performance Consulting in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dr. Peter Grayson is the Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institutes of Health and director of the NIAMS Vasculitis Translational Research Program in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Jason Springer is the director of the newly opened Vasculitis Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Also returning to the board of directors are Grace Eisen, R.N., M.S.N., who is on the faculty of Mid-Michigan Community College Nursing School, Karen Hirsch, President-elect of the board and Bob Sahs, a retired businessman and longtime VF member and community volunteer.

Since 1986, the Vasculitis Foundation has empowered patients through disease education, raising awareness of vasculitis in the general public and medical community, and funding research to determine the cause, develop more effective treatments, and discover a cure. The VF is committed to improving the lives of current and future patients and is positioned as the definitive resource for patients, family members, medical professionals and researchers seeking information about vasculitis.

For information about vasculitis and the Vasculitis Foundation visit

Register for reporter access to contact details