VF in the News

VF Celebrates Mission Milestone: Funds 50th Research Study

Recently, the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) reached an organizational milestone that secured its legacy as one of the world’s largest private funding sources for research covering the broad spectrum of the vasculitides. With two new research grants issued in February 2019, the VF Research Program has now funded 50 research studies…...

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Alicia Rodriguez-Pla to Focus on Vasculitis in New Role at University of Arizona–Tucson

By John Fries Alicia Rodriguez-Pla, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Rheumatology Division of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In her new role, Dr. Rodriguez-Pla, a board-certified internist and board-eligible rheumatologist, is part of a newly created vasculitis project,…...

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Sara Baird Amodio Brings Experience to Vasculitis Foundation Board Role

When Sara Baird Amodio attended the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium, she summed up the experience as simply, “life-changing.” As a patient with EGPA—eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis—she found the event to be a powerfully positive opportunity to learn how to manage her illness, and to connect with both patients and medical…...

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VF Young Adult Leadership Expands Age Classifications To Reflect Life Stages

Young adult attendees at the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium in Chicago.   By Ed Becker One of the challenges for the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) is addressing the needs of a portion of the patient population labeled “young adults.” It’s an imperfect name for a demographic that spans a wide age…...

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Former Chapter Leader Recognized at Phoenix Conference

By Ed Becker Carole Studdard was honored March 9, 2019, for her volunteer work as a chapter leader, at the Vasculitis Patient Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Although she now lives in Richmond, Virginia, Studdard traveled to the conference, where she was recognized with a special plaque for leading and growing…...

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