Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Mom Climbs Highest Mountain in Africa in Memory of Her Extraordinary Daughter

  Jo Murphy is doing something extraordinary.  She is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in memory of her extraordinary daughter, Amy!  She is undertaking this daunting challenge both to feel closer to Amy but also to raise funds for the Vasculitis Foundation. When Amy was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, Wegener’s)…...

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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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Physician with GPA Continues Medical Career Despite Facing Obstacles and Discrimination

By Gary Salzman, MD (Edited by Nina Silberstein) A diagnosis of vasculitis changed my life, but I didn’t let it ruin it. Today, I’m a 69-year-old retired physician living in Scottsdale, Arizona, who mainly practiced Geriatric Medicine, but I was also certified in Internal Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Care.…...

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Chronic Illness: Wegener’s Vasculitis Series with Art Diaz

Formerly called Wegener’s granulomatosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a form of vasculitis—a family of rare disorders characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels, which can restrict blood flow and damage vital organs and tissues. It is a rare disease that, like so many others, effects each person differently. In…...

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Virginia Physician Receives Honorable Mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s 2021 V-RED Award Program

(May 2021) Alison Whitman, MD, has received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VFs) 2021 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Now in its eighth year, V-RED has grown into a powerful awareness campaign that recognizes medical providers worldwide for making a critical, early diagnosis of vasculitis. Pam…...

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