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National Psoriasis Foundation awards 12 psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research fellowships

Nearly half a million dollars given to physicians working to cure psoriatic diseases

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 1, 2013)—Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $40,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation Amgen Medical Dermatology Fellowships aim to increase the number of scientists studying and treating psoriatic diseases by encouraging promising doctors to dedicate their careers to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as physician researchers.

The fellowships connect an early-career doctor with an established psoriatic disease researcher who will oversee their work. Learn more about the Psoriasis Foundation fellowship program: http://www.psoriasis.org/fellowships. The 2013 fellows are:

"These exciting projects, ranging from the impact of diet on psoriasis to the safety and performance of treatments in real life, are critical to answering questions about the causes of psoriatic diseases and how they can be stopped," said Randy Beranek, National Psoriasis Foundation president and CEO. "We launched this fellowship initiative because we know the future generation of researchers is the key to curing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis."

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The Psoriasis Foundation fellowships are supported by a grant from Amgen.

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. For more information, call the Psoriasis Foundation, headquartered in Portland, Ore., at 800.723.9166, or visit http://www.psoriasis.org. Follow the Psoriasis Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.



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