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Introducing Our 2020-2021 VCRC-VF Fellow: Kinanah Yaseen, MD

Kinanah Yaseen, MD, was awarded the 2020 Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship. She is currently a junior faculty member in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic. Her interests involve all forms of vasculitis, especially small vessel vasculitis including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic…...

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Introducing Our 2022-2023 VCRC-VF Fellow: Mohanad M. Elfishawi, MBBCh, MS

Mohanad M. Elfishawi, MBBCh, MS, began his one-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship on January 1, 2022. Dr. Elfishawi will be working on several projects in giant cell arteritis (GCA) including investigating metabolic risk factors for GCA. In addition, he plans to study aortic involvement in patients with…...

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The Vasculitis Foundation Announces Exciting New Initiative: Vasculitis-Building Outcomes, Leading Discoveries

The Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative: Vasculitis-Building Outcomes, Leading Discoveries (V-BOLD), which combines three of the VF’s most critical programs: Fellowships, Vasculitis Centers, and Research. “The VF continues to transform the landscape for patients with vasculitis and providers taking care of them,” said Anisha…...

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Family Planning & Birth Control Information for Vasculitis Patients

When it comes to pregnancy and women with vasculitis, there is limited and unreliable information out there, which is a great concern for patients and their physicians. To address this need, the Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry (V-PREG) has created a two-page handout, “Family Planning & Birth Control Information for Vasculitis Patients.”…...

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Helpful Tips for Finding a Vasculitis Specialist

If you’re looking for a vasculitis specialist, should you ask your primary care doctor, family members/relatives or friends for a referral? What about tapping into your social network for recommendations? Vasculitis is a disease that requires long-term management so it’s super important that you find a doctor and medical team…...

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