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The Vasculitis Foundation is committed to educating patients, their families, friends and medical professionals about vasculitis by providing this website, bimonthly newsletters, specific disease information brochures and symposia, an 800 # support line, VF Medical Consultants and a network of chapters, support groups and international volunteers. In addition, the Vasculitis Foundation leads awareness efforts worldwide to make the general public and medical community more aware of vasculitis so patients receive an earlier diagnosis and more timely and effective treatment. In addition to our annual awareness campaign held during the month of May, supporters raise awareness 365 days a year.
The VF Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for one- or two- year tracks designed to support the training of physician scientists who wish to gain clinical expertise in vasculitis and who may also wish to pursue an investigational career in this field. The fellowships are conducted through Vasculitis Centers where there has been a track record of training individuals in vasculitis.
The Vasculitis Foundation is the largest private funder of research on vasculitis and collaborates with researchers around the world to fund the most promising studies. The VF is currently funding eight studies worldwide. The program explores the areas of etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment and seeks to improve the quality of life for patients and ultimately find the cause/s and cure for vasculitis.
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Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship Program
The Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship provides the opportunity for one- or two- year tracks designed to support the training of physician scientists who wish to gain clinical expertise in vasculitis and who may also wish to pursue an investigational career in this field. The fellowship will be conducted through Vasculitis Centers where there has been a track record of training individuals in vasculitis.
"The Vasculitis Foundation is committed to creating greater awareness and interest in vasculitis," said Joyce Kullman, executive director of the VF. "We hope that our new Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship will encourage medical professionals to pursue careers in patient care and research linked to vasculitis."
The Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship is possible thanks to the generous support of Genentech, Inc., and Biogen Idec and many other generous individual and corporate donors. For more information on how you may donate to the Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship, visit the donate page.
The Vasculitis Foundation encourages vasculitis patients to seek expert medical care for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The VF works closely with vasculitis experts and centers around the world to ensure patients have access to the most up-to-date medical care.
The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) is an integrated group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations, and clinical research resources dedicated to conducting clinical research in different forms of vasculitis and improving the care of patients with vasculitis.
The Vasculitis Foundation supports and empowers our community through education, awareness and research.