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  • 2019-12-08
    There’s currently neither a cure for vitiligo, nor a universal method for limiting the spread of white lesions. Visible symptoms are temporarily reversible with a range of treatments, but it is not possible to predict what will work best for which...
  • 2019-12-03
    Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It's a global day of giving back at the beginning of the holidays season, following an indulgence spree of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And in just a moment, I am going to ask you to make a charitable contribut...
  • 2019-12-02
    Today’s awareness for vitiligo is fueled not only by the World Vitiligo Day campaign activists. Dozens of musicians inspire change in society with a song, an album, or a strong statement on behalf of the vitiligo community. Compiling a list of art...
  • 2019-11-28
    PLAGIARISM IN SCIENCE Plagiarism is a major problem for research worldwide. There are certain circumstances that make plagiarism more or less grave and the plagiariser more or less responsible, —  but it ain't good, period. Not only it distorts t...
  • 2019-11-25
    At the Drug Development Summit in Boston, MA, a biotech startup Temprian Therapeutics announced a key in-license deal from Northwestern University.  The pending patent forms the backbone for TT-01, a DNA-based drug under development by Temprian T...
  • 2019-11-23
    Welcome to the new edition of VRF Newsletter, a monthly dose of news on the latest in vitiligo research, treatments and lifestyle — and everything around and in-between. For our inaugural newsletter, we're talking about: a) fake science and its e...
  • 2019-11-08
    Lee Thomas first noticed white patches on his skin at the age of 25. When they began to spread, he was diagnosed with vitiligo, which—in his words—left him feeling “embarrassed, scared and lost.” Working in TV, on an entertainment show in Louisvil...
  • 2019-10-16
    VR Foundation has partnered with IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science) to create a certified program on vitiligo for healthcare professionals in 2020.  For over 25 years, IMCAS has been committed to educating physicians in the medi...
  • 2019-10-12
    The first World Vitiligo Day 2020 Organising Committee meeting took place at the Conference center of CEU University of Madrid, Spain on October 10, 2019. The meeting was attended by 28 participants and moderated by WVD Chair Prof. Torello Lotti a...
  • 2019-10-11
    Two of our articles on the World Vitiligo Day campaign published in the prestigious "Dermatologic Therapy" by Whiley, - a top name in education, with a 200-year heritage of quality publishing. How the Globe Celebrated World Vitiligo Day 2019DOI...
  • 2019-10-04
    Dear reader, Pour yourself a cup of fresh coffee or chai, because I’ve got something interesting for you: Each month I review and summarize hundreds of vitiligo-related news articles and papers for this newsletter. Frankly, most of them are too ...
  • 2019-10-03
    The first meeting of WVD 2020 organizing committee will be held at the Central Academic Aula of the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, Spain, from 8.00 am to 10 am on October 10, 2019. Next year, the WVD headquarters will continue its internation...
  • 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
    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...
  • 2019-07-01
    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 ...
  • 2019-06-29
    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’ ...