Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)

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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.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the VCRC is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network.

The operations of the VCRC are directed from the University of Pennsylvania with participating centers around the United States and Canada. In addition, the VCRC conducts online surveys on issues of critical importance to patients.

The VCRC maintains the only international contact registry of patients with vasculitis.

What is the Contact Registry?

The VCRC Contact Registry is a method by which patients with vasculitis can register themselves with the VCRC in order to be contacted in the future about clinical research opportunities and updates on the progress of the VCRC research projects. The contact registry is anonymous and free of charge.

Participating Clinical Centers

Boston University School of Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Hospital for Special Surgery Vasculitis and Scleroderma Center

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada

University of California, San Francisco

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Utah