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Pei-Yu Chen, BS, MS, PhD, Awarded Two-Year Grant Through VF’s Young Investigator’s Award Program

Blog Pei-Yu Chen, BS, MS, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Cardiovascular Medicine, at Yale University, has been awarded a two-year grant through the Vasculitis Foundation’s Young Investigator’s Award Program for her study, “siRNA Nanoparticle Targeting Endothelial Cell TGFβ Signaling Against ANCA-Vasculitis.” The aim is to reveal how large a role TGFβ-mediated EndMT plays as drivers of […]

Loss & Love: Navigating Motherhood with Vasculitis

Blog Annaruth Diller has three children. Fourteen-year-old twin boys, Alan and Blake, and a thirteen-year-old daughter, Cianah. She describes Alan as “creative, kind, and artistic.” Blake is “engineering-minded” (he built his own electric bike) and is “compassionate.” And Cianah? She’s “focused and driven,” dances competitively, and like the rest of Annaruth’s children, she’s creative.When I […]

David Massicotte-Azarniouch, MD, Awarded Two-Year Grant Through VF’s Young Investigator’s Award Program

Blog David Massicotte-Azarniouch, MD, Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, has been awarded a two-year grant through the Vasculitis Foundation’s Young Investigator’s Award Program. The aim of his study, “Steroid Minimization in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis For Safe Effective Treatment – the SAFE-T project,” […]

ALERT: Changes Coming to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Coverage

Blog Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? If so, you may need to take steps to find out if you (or your family member) can continue that coverage after the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends. Throughout the pandemic, regular Medicaid/CHIP eligibility […]

Introducing Our 2022-2023 VCRC-VF Fellow: Gözde Kübra Yardimci, MD

Blog Gözde Kübra Yardimci, MD, began her one-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship in July 2022 at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her main areas of interest at present are severe ischemic events in Takayasu arteritis and Behçet’s syndrome. Through her fellowship, Dr. Yardimci is working under the supervision […]

Introducing Our 2022-2023 VCRC-VF Fellow: Marta Casal Moura, MD, MSc, MSPH

Blog Marta Casal Moura, MD, MSc, MSPH, began her one-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship in July 2022. For anti-neutrophil autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), she is studying the predictors of response to plasma exchange in patients who have AAV glomerulonephritis and how histologic scores can predict the response to treatment. For giant […]