Vitiligo Environmental TriggersThe goal of my research is to understand what causes vitiligo in order to develop new treatments.
Vitiligo BiobankSupport collection and storage of biosamples desperately needed for research into vitiligo.
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 will discontinue collaboration with JPD and OMICS Group. 25.09.2015
Vitiligo Research Foundation Board has decided to discontinue it's collaboration with the Journal of Pigmentary Disorders and OMICS Group, effective September 27, 2015. We wish OMICS Group all the best in their future business endeavors that would no longer include use of logo, names or references to VR Foundation, it's Board Members or Executives.
Our office will be closed on Friday. 24.09.2015
Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, arrives in New York today to use its powers to heal the 'open wounds' of our planet, tainted with hatred, poverty, greed and pollution. His Holiness will speak at the United Nations on Friday morning, zip across the city to 9/11 Memorial, then on to Central Park where he will be greeted by 80,000 observers who won tickets at the lottery. His final event in the city is an evening Mass for 20,000 people just across the street from our office, at the Madison Square Garden. Due to extensive security measures around the building and anticipated traffic delays across the city, we'll be closed tomorrow and re-open on Monday, September 29.
Open Call For Chapters 19.09.2015
for "Vitiligo Handbook: Treatment Protocols and Tools For Clinicians." The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to vitiligo management in a private practice or clinic, with the emphasis on applicability. All proceeds from this publication will be used to advance vitiligo research and raise awareness. Details
Winnie Harlow and 10-Year-Old Aspiring Model With Vitiligo on the show today. 17.09.2015
Model Winnie Harlow has been an inspiration to aspiring model April Star for years, and they meet live for the first time on “The Real.” Watch as the stunning models shed light on their skin condition and talk about breaking down beauty barriers. "The Real" show will air today on FOX but here is a little clip from the show when producers surprised April with an appearance from Winnie Harlow (link) Check your local air time here.
What is coming?
NY Vitiligo Support Group meeting
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting, which will be on Wednesday, November 4, at 6:30 PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center on 240 Eas...04 November 2015 18:30, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
XIII Master Class On Vitiligo in Tel Aviv, Israel
The program will include a variety of talks, discussions, and demonstrations focusing on vitiligo pathogenesis, disease management, Dead Sea climatotherapy, photothera...25 November 2015 09:00, Tel Aviv, Israel
How is my donation used?
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2013 the Vitiligo Research Foundation was able to accomplish: Research The VRF has inves...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientifi...
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...
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...
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