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Beth Westbrook Joins the Vasculitis Foundation as Director of Development

The Vasculitis Foundation is pleased to introduce Beth Westbrook, who brings a career in nonprofit development leadership to the organization. Beth’s experiences—both personally and professionally—make her uniquely qualified to help the VF to grow stronger in the coming years. Dear Friends, As the newest addition to the team at the…...

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Dr. Patrick Nachman Building New Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN, is the new director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to that, he was at the University of North Carolina, where his research focus has been on ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) since 1992. Dr. Nachman is a…...

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“Ghostbuster’s Daughter” Violet Ramis Stiel Publishes Book About Life with Dad, Actor-Director Harold Ramis

When Harold Ramis passed away from vasculitis on February 24, 2014, the prolific Hollywood actor/writer/ director left behind a legacy of classic film comedies such as Groundhog Day, Stripes, and Ghostbusters. His passing was also felt by his daughter, Violet Ramis Stiel, who details growing up with her famous father…...

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Now Enrolling: A Randomized Multicenter Study for Isolated Skin Vasculitis (ARAMIS)

The purpose of the ARAMIS Study is to evaluate different treatment options for patients with skin vasculitis (also called cutaneous vasculitis). Patients with small- or medium-vessel vasculitis that only involves the skin (“isolated skin vasculitis”), including some forms of polyarteritis nodosa or IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura) can join this study.…...

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Vasculitis Dream Big Now A Year-Long Campaign

by Ed Becker, Director of Marketing and Communications   This year it was only fitting the Vasculitis Foundation decided to “go big” to raise awareness. Combining the successful Dream Big campaign with Vasculitis Awareness Month (VAM2018), the central theme focused on three key areas: early diagnosis; better less evasive treatments;…...

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