VF in the News

Dr. Stephanie Garner Named Recipient of 2020 VCRC-VF Fellowship Award

Stephanie Garner, MD, MSc, FRCPC, developed an interest in vasculitis as an internal medicine resident at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, while admitting a patient to its nephrology service. The patient had pulmonary renal syndrome—respiratory failure that involves bleeding in the lungs and kidney failure—due to ANCA-associated vasculitis.…...

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Dr. Velma Mockett: Turning Pain into Passion and Purpose

Patients with vasculitis and their families may find it helpful to talk to a counselor or therapist to sort out the variety of feelings that can come with a diagnosis. Some may have a hard time accepting the disease; others may feel anxiety, anger, fear, sadness or even guilt about…...

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Early VF-Funded Study Paves Way for New ANCA Vasculitis Clinical Trial

More than a decade ago, Donna O’Dell Bunch, PhD, was co-investigator in a Vasculitis Foundation-funded trial that studied changes in B cells (white blood cells that form antibodies) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, and the medical implications of those changes on the disease. The findings from that 2007 clinical trial,…...

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VF Research Committee Paving the Way For a New Generation of Investigators

The promise of better treatments for vasculitis has special meaning for Jason Springer, MD, MS, chair of the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Research Committee and member of the VF Board of Directors. Before he ever started medical training, Dr. Springer’s father was diagnosed with vasculitis, a disease he had never heard…...

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