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  • 2018-02-26
    If youve been our reader for any length of time, youve heard me talk about home-based phototherapy many times, and for good reason. Its the best option available for most vitiligo patients, alone or in combination with topical treatments. A number...
  • 2018-02-06
    This sends yet another message to Big Pharma that vitiligo has a strong, well organized community of patients looking for effective treatments. And it will soon be joining forces with another group - the Vitiligo Working Group - at the annual AAD ...
  • 2018-01-25
    We'll answer 10 most frequently asked questions about vitiligo today. Join Facebook Live event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1947122275302199
  • 2018-01-23
    NY Vitiligo Support Group is conducting a brief online survey.  This brief survey contains 24 questions that ask about living with vitiligo. The goal of this survey is to determine how much your skin has affected you over the past month. The surv...
  • 2018-01-10
    It seems like a long time ago now (the holiday season has a way of stretching time in strange ways), but we sent you our newsletter just before the New Year with a sneak peek of our activities for this year. To recap, we are switching to a mont...
  • 2017-12-24
    We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. We are so grateful to have people like you in our lives.
  • 2017-12-16
    Can you spare one minute to tell us what concerns you most? We want to be sure that you receive value from your free subscription to Vitiligo News, our Facebook posts, newsletters and other publications. Asked another way: What is it that we m...
  • 2017-11-22
    Looking for models with or without experience of all ages that have vitiligo.  Photoshoot will be held in New York city on Sunday Dec 10th. For inquires, please email at info@zanderm.com
  • 2017-10-24
    Hello Readers,  This is a quick one: a leading market research company is conducting paid interviews with vitiligo patients and their caregivers aged from 6 to 17 years.  A 45-minute interview will help researchers better understand quality of l...
  • 2017-10-24
    Would you prefer to read Vitiligo News in Spanish rather than in English? Let us know.  We are looking into a possibility to translate our monthly newsletters in Spanish - if we get enough requests to justify the additional effort of our small te...
  • 2017-09-26
    Starting a support group takes a lot of time and dedication. The ground work definitely needs to be in place before your first meeting is held. This downloadable guide from Shazaad Games, a VITFriends NY group co-leader, is a prime example of how ...
  • 2017-09-08
    Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her ...
  • 2017-08-10
    XXIV Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV, in collaboration with the World Health Academy Dermat...
  • 2017-07-31
    XXIII Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders is planned in Havana, Cuba on November 16-18, 2017. This multi-side event will be held in collaboration with INDERCOS and Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group, VITAMIGOS. International a...
  • 2017-07-09
    US-based organizations with an active dermatology fellowship program are invited to submit a grant proposal before July 14, 2017. The purpose of this external grant is to provide support the continued training of fellows focused on research, up to...
  • 2017-07-08
    Clinical trials for new vitiligo treatment are soon to begin at Department of Dermatology of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York city. The study would require regular visits to the clinic. Anyone interested shall call directly at 2...
  • 2017-06-25
    As I write, celebrations are underway all over the world. US national celebrations are themed Step Up for Vitiligo: A call for Truth, Hope and Change. The event is led by Dr. Richard Huggins, powered by Lee Thomas and his Clarity Foundation and ho...
  • 2017-06-13
    Vitiligo, among other several other debilitating skin diseases, is considered as a disability, and World Vitiligo Day is marked on the UN Calendar of Disability Events.  VR Foundation works across the United Nations to uphold the highest standard...
  • 2017-05-16
    Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to hair graying and baldness, according to the recent publication in the journal Genes and Development. A parallel research from a...
  • 2017-05-16
    Check out our latest newsletter scheduled for publication today. 
  • 2017-04-27
    The VRF newsletter is an excellent way to quickly consume news on vitiligo, lifestyle and skincare in general, in an educational and entertaining way. It usually goes out on the last weekend of every month, and occasionally, in the middle of the m...
  • 2017-04-02
    Im sure you feel there is too much information floating around. And turning this sea of data into anything meaningful on any subject requires more effort than most peoples available time, energy or memory. Not to mention the fact that half of stud...
  • 2017-03-30
    Well, I believe I can help you maybe just a little by sharing my story. Something that I thought was once cool was changed due to anothers perspective. Because that makes totally sense, right... It began in my freshmen year of high school durin...
  • 2017-03-23
    Even though most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations like ours do not pay federal taxes, they are required to file annual tax returns with the IRS. This informational reporting return is called a Form 990.  VR Foundation is committed to transparen...
  • 2017-03-15
    We want be sure that you are aware of a unique new funding opportunity, with a tight deadline. Last week, the National Institutes of Health announced a $5M project. It is aimed at US-based organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in t...

FAQOther Questions

  • Are there any famous people with vitiligo?

    Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous peo...

  • 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 stop new pat...

  • How can I explain vitiligo to my children?

    Vitiligo can be puzzling for a child because a person who has it isn't "ill" in a common sense.  To choose the right words to explain vitiligo diagnosis to a child, first consi...