VF in the News

Dr. Linda Brady Receives 2018 V-RED Award

Nashville pediatrician earns annual VF award for making an early diagnosis of rare, autoimmune vasculitis in 16 year-old patient. Dr. Linda Brady, a pediatrician with Old Harding Pediatric Associates, Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected as the 2018 Excellence in Diagnosis (V-RED) Award…...

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VPPRN Rising Above Expectations

  The Impact of Participation Thank you for your support and participation with the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network! In three years our Network has grown to over 2,000 participant in 29 different countries representing 13 of the vasculitides.  There is strength in numbers.  Every participant in the VPPRN helps to…...

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Vasculitis Dream Big Now A Year-Long Campaign

by Ed Becker, Director of Marketing and Communications   This year it was only fitting the Vasculitis Foundation decided to “go big” to raise awareness. Combining the successful Dream Big campaign with Vasculitis Awareness Month (VAM2018), the central theme focused on three key areas: early diagnosis; better less evasive treatments;…...

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Study Explores Illness and Morbidity Risks in Giant Cell Arteritis and Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

A few years ago, Lin Li, PhD, a current postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester found out that her aunt had been diagnosed with vasculitis. Her aunt survived, but the experience changed both of their lives. “Because…...

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Researchers Study Behçet’s Disease in Midwest, Doctor Says It’s Far Less Common in U.S.

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic condition that is rare in the United States. Although better studied in areas where it is seen more often, not as much research has been done in North America. A group of researchers from the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Michigan in…...

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