We address every phase in the vitiligo drug discovery process, from basic research all the way to the clini...MORE
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results in a loss of ...MORE
WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increas...MORE
The VRF is harnessing the power of research, education, mass-collaboration and modern communication to ...MORE
ABC's Of Vitiligo
At the Vitiligo Research Foundation we may help you understand your skin condition, feel more in control, a...MORE
The World Vitiligo Map is a global directory that will provide you with information on the health care prov...MORE
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook...MORE
Vitiligo Art, Books, Music
Vitiligo is an on-going art project for artist Stephanie Corne, photographers Ariel Taub or Mina Sarenac, ...MORE
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
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The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo. The core asset of our unique Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.more
Heads-up for the VRF Newsletter, September 2014 15.09.2014
Vitiligo stats: a tidal wave 15.09.2014
Nichola Wong from UK has shared with us the recent stats of the number of search requests for "vitiligo" on Google from August 2012 through July 2014. Year-toYear, we see a steady rise of interest towards vitiligo, with an average of 368,000 monthly searches coming from the US (28%), Brazil (7.6%), UK (5.8%), France (4.8%), Mexico (4.2%), and the rest of the world (49.1%)
IRS Form 990 is now available 11.09.2014
VR Foundation is commired to transparency in its financial reporting as mandated by our mission and by our Board of Directors. Here is our most recent IRS Form 990 for the financial year 2013. The IRS Form 990 is the annual tax return that nonprofits in the US submit to the Internal Revenue Service. It provides detailed information about a nonprofit’s income, expenses and operational activities, allowing donors to evaluate how effectively the nonprofit is performing.
We’ve always believed the most efficient way to finding a cure for vitiligo is by directing as much grants funding as possible to the best and most innovative researchers. Not only do these grants promise to advance the understanding and treatment of vitiligo, but they are critical to attracting and retaining the interest of top scientists. Here is how we spend our donor dollars.
Dermaroller for vitiligo therapy? 10.09.2014
In response to several inquiries about use of micro-needling devices for vitiligo therapy, Dermaroller and the like, we have added a new item to our FAQ section.
What is coming?
Chicago Vitiligo Meet Up Support Group
Chicago Vitiligo Meet Up Support Group will gather right after work in Chicago's Printer's Row, to have some great time and to: - Discuss treatments we've tried,-...23 September 2014 18:00, 733 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
VII Master Class on Vitiligo in Istanbul, Turkey
This meeting will offer colleagues from across the world an ideal environment to learn about recent advances, future developments and prospective research opportunitie...22 November 2014 10:00, Istanbul, Turkey
Is it covered by Medicare?
A Medicare rebate applies to a percentage of the consultation cost, please consult your GP for a referral to a dermatologist. Narrow band phototherapy (NB-UVB) is full...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
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...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...