Vasculitis Foundation’s Young Investigator Award Goes to Monash University Research Fellow

Dragana Odobasic, PhD, Research Fellow Monash University, Department of Medicine, Melbourne, Australia Study Title: “Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells for Antigen-Specific Immunosuppression in MPO-ANCA Vasculitis” Investigator: Dragana Odobasic, PhD Co-investigator: Stephen Holdsworth, MD, PhD, Professor, Monash University, Department of Medicine; Head, Clinical Immunology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia Institution: Monash University, Department of Medicine, Centre…...

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VF Announces Young Investigator Award

Dragana Odobasic, PhD, a research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, was awarded the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF) “Dr. Chris Cox-Marinelli Young Investigator Award” in May for her study, Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells for Antigen-Specific Immunosuppression in MPO-ANCA Vasculitis. The award, a one-year grant totaling $49,822, was created in memory of…...

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Penn’s Giant Cell Arteritis Fast-Track Program Provides Rapid Evaluation

The tricky part of giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the need for rapid evaluation, given the high risk of rapid vision loss and the importance of getting appropriate diagnostic tests, such as a temporal artery biopsy, soon after starting treatment. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of outpatient programs that…...

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