Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin - in severe cases these cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation - especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitili...more
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VRF - VSI collaboration discussed at the AAD annual meeting 26.03.2015
Yan Valle, VR Foundation CEO and Jackie Gardner, Executive Director of Vitiligo Support International, have discussed the current state of vitiligo affairs and collaboration at the AAD Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Continue reading
Latest in vitiligo research: 51 papers reviewed and summarized in 9 pages. 06.03.2015
Our free quarterly review of the latest in vitiligo research is now available for download. Fifty one papers published between October and December, 2014 were thoroughly reviewed, summarized and referenced in nine pages for your convenience. Start with Highlights or Download now.
Casting call announcement for vitiligo photo-shoot 26.02.2015
Take part in research study on compassion-focused therapy. 20.02.2015
Take part in a research study and have the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Researchers at the University of Sheffield are looking for volunteers to test whether online self-help is useful for people who experience psychological distress in relation to their skin condition, such as vitiligo.
If you are aged 16 or above and are interested in taking part, check out this website: http://pcp12mh.wix.com/compassion-and-skin
This study has received ethical approval from the Department of Psychology ethics committee at the University of Sheffield (UK).
What is coming?
VI Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders in Croatia
VI Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders (originally scheduled for Fall 2014) will be held under the presidency of Prof. Anrija Stanimirovic in a picturesq...01 May 2015 09:00, Radisson Blu Resort, Put Trstenika...
Master-class on Vitiligo in Tehran
A one-day intense program, connected with 10th Congress of New Articles, Innovations in Dermatology. Notable speakers include Prof. Parviz Toossi and Prof. Fariba Ghal...13 May 2015 10:00, Skin Research Center at Shohada-e ...
I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling co...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
How can I cure vitiligo?
There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of effective treatment options that can be discussed with your GP or dermatologist. The aim of treatment is to st...