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VSI Medical and Scientific
Advisory Committee

Pearl E. Grimes, M.D., Committee Chair

Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D.

Sancy A. Leachman, M.D.

I. Caroline Le Poole, Ph.D.

Mauro Picardo, M.D.

Nanette B. Silverberg, M.D.

Richard A. Spritz, M.D.

Alain Taieb, M.D., Ph.D.

Wiete Westerhof, M.D., Ph.D

 

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Message from the Executive Director


 JackieDear VSI Members, Friends, and Donors,

Over the years we’ve covered a vast array of subjects in our newsletters, as we feel an obligation to keep our members informed. As we all know, living with a skin disease that outwardly changes your appearance can cause stress, anxiety, and loss of self-esteem and social confidence.

People fear what they don’t understand. Education is the key to understanding. Educating yourself about vitiligo helps you face your fears, and is an important step in regaining control of your life.

Each newsletter reaches a wide-spectrum of VSI members, each with individual needs and interests. From those newly diagnosed to those who feel they’ve been around the block and back, we feel it’s important to keep each member engaged regardless of where they are in their own personal journey.

For those of you, who for personal reasons no longer have an interest in treatments, we understand. But our hope is that you will keep your eye on research.

Because whether or not you still have an interest in treatments….

You still have vitiligo

It’s very important that you are aware of the connection (interrelationship) between vitiligo and other closely related autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes, so that you can be aware of (and on the lookout for) signs that could indicate impending health problems.

The bottom line is, we recognize that our members are in different places with different needs and interests. Regardless of where you are in your journey, know that VSI is here for you. We hope that you will continue to find value in the information we provide, if not for today, then for the children and grandchildren who may someday benefit from your knowledge. We are all part of one big family.

Support VSI


Together We Can Make a Difference!

VSI is a member-supported 501(c)(3) charitable organization working on behalf of the millions of people affected by vitiligo.

Your Donations Are Used to Provide:

Patient Support; Educational Resources; and to Advocate Nationally to Increase Vitiligo Awareness.

Please Support VSI Today!

Recurring Donation            One-Time Donation 

Support VSI 2


Together We Can Make a Difference! 2

VSI is a member-supported 501(c)(3) charitable organization working on behalf of the millions of people affected by vitiligo.

Your Donations Are Used to Provide:

Patient Support; Educational Resources; and to Advocate Nationally to Increase Vitiligo Awareness.

Please Support VSI Today!

Recurring Donation            One-Time Donation 

 

Sincerely,

Jackie Gardner

Jackie Gardner
Executive Director

 

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