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  • 2019-09-17
    Our publishing house already has several books on vitiligo, but we would appreciate donations of other books and educational materials for children and young readers, from pre-school through high school. Books are currently needed for vitiligo co...
  • 2019-09-12
    We are excited to announce Vitiligo Library Grant program! VR Foundation regularly provides free books to help fill bookshelves of vitiligo support groups and activists. We donated from a single signed copy to large quantities of books to nearly ...
  • 2019-09-03
    Feel like getting motivated or just looking for a feel-good news story? There's no better way to take a break from your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a great TED talk from the most respectable name in vitiligo community. Watch this incr...
  • 2019-07-17
    Makeup. One of the constant things that has been around for years and is not going anywhere. Makeup can be used for so many different things. It is art, it is self expression, it is beauty, and it is a mask. What’s the line between using makeup to...
  • 2019-07-12
    Congratulations to our dear colleague Dr. John Harris, who received Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his outstanding contributions to vitiligo research. This award is the highest honor presented by the United State...
  • 2019-07-01
    Watch video recordings from the World Vitiligo Day 2019 conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. The content has been edited for online viewing. The main language of the video is Vietnamese, but scientific presentations are in English. The Vitiligo Research ...
  • 2019-07-01
    Doctors will soon be looking for adults in the US and Canada who suffer from vitiligo and who may be interested in joining a clinical research study.  This trial represents the fruition of years of scientific research to develop this promising dr...
  • 2019-06-29
    Report World Vitiligo Day has once again swept the globe in a day of celebration and action in support of the estimated 100 million vitiligo sufferers worldwide. Dermatologists are well aware that vitiligo is an under-investigated, non-communica...
  • 2019-06-27
    Forgive me for writing to you with such haste. Recognize that I am writing stream-of-consciousness onboard the plane, heading from Hanoi, Vietnam to the third World Vitiligo Day conference, — this time in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. I am emotionally ove...
  • 2019-06-23
    Greetings from Sugar Land, where we just wrapped Day 2 of the World Vitiligo Day 2019 Conference.  After eight WVD experiences, I thought I had seen it all, and it couldn’t get any better — especially after the one in Boston last year. Nope, far ...
  • 2019-06-22
    Hi there, I’m writing this newsletter to share with you a few highlights from the World Vitiligo Day Conference just outside of Houston, Texas. Special thanks to Diane Tribitt and her great HVAM team for making it all possible.  The conference be...
  • 2019-06-21
    Hi there, June 21st might be one of 2019 most important dates for all of us this year. That’s because the conference themed "The Mental and Medical Journey of Living with Vitiligo - The Journey Starts with ME!"  in Houston (TX) kicks off the Worl...
  • 2019-06-15
    The World Vitiligo Day is observed annually on June 25 since 2011. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organizations VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria), and their supporters across the world, to bring this ‘forgotten’ ...
  • 2019-06-01
    In conjunction with Vitiligo Awareness Month, Zanderm launched their "Color Me Confident” campaign. In the United States, Zanderm is offering a free precision applicator ($25 value) to children with vitiligo. This will give any child with vitiligo...
  • 2019-05-28
    Vitiligo has a major communication problem that I feel obliged to fix. A good vitiligo specialist is hard to get by. Few could name a researcher or two. And unlike tech giants like Amazon, Apple or Netflix, almost nobody would recognize names like...
  • 2019-05-21
    Results from a large population-based, retrospective cohort study in Korea showed a substantial reduction in the overall risk of developing internal malignancies for individuals with vitiligo.  Previous studies have shown that individuals with vi...
  • 2019-05-21
    A paid survey project is coming to Dallas area on June 6th and June 7th.  Folks from Lagrippe Research are looking for individuals diagnosed with vitiligo:  teens (aged 13-17) along with their parent/guardian, OR adults (aged 18-45) along with th...
  • 2019-05-14
    Phototherapy is the treatment of choice for many skin conditions today. After first introduction for psoriasis in Europe in 1988, it became widely used in the United States in the 1990s. Its innovative use in vitiligo came in 1997, but twenty-plus...
  • 2019-05-13
    This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in research and want their voices to be heard. LaGrippe Research is conducting an online survey, and subsequent phone and live interviews with vitiligo patients to better understand a patient'...
  • 2019-05-08
    Richard A. Spritz, MD, Professor and Director Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program University of Colorado, School of Medicine, is one of the world’s leading vitiligo researchers. He has been conducting groundbreaking work and understanding ...
  • 2019-04-26
    June 25. This year, international campaign HQ are set in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam, under the honorary presidency of Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong. The global theme of this year is "The Quality of Life of a Vitiligo Patient." June 21-23. US-based member...
  • 2019-04-22
    An iconic supermodel Winnie Harlow talks to Jonathan about her vitiligo experience on the The Jonathan Ross Show. Winnie got very personal about what it’s like to be a public figure with the condition.  This isn’t the first time that Winnie has ex...
  • 2019-04-19
    Researchers using the world's largest twin registry found the risk of development of seven autoimmune diseases is largely pre-wired in the genes, but that some diseases are more closely related than others. By using data on 116,320 twins from the...
  • 2019-04-16
    Newsletter April 2019. Until about a decade ago, dermatologists believed that all vitiligo patients were created equal. And so they were treated that way because the arsenal of available weapons to fight them was woefully small.   The standard ...
  • 2019-03-22
    In autoimmune diseases, like vitiligo, the over-protective body's immune system mistakenly attacks stressed-out cells, believing them to be intruders. Specialized ‘killer’ T-cells neutralize these ‘enemies’ - driving autoimmune response and, with ...

FAQOther Questions

  • Will it spread?

    Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person. In a good number of patients the disease goes on for 3-4 years and then it settles down, with one or two stubborn...

  • Vitiligo and hearing loss: any connection?

    In short, NO. Recent research shows no relationship between a degree of skin depigmentation and hearing loss severity in vitiligo patients. The results of this study showed tha...

  • Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?

    It's very unlikely. We have specifically looked into claims that gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific evidence ...