Building and Crossing the Translational Bridge: 2016 Alopecia Areata Research Summit Highlights

Dory Kranz, Abby Ellison, Natasha A. Mesinkovska, Angela M. Christiano, Maria K. Hordinsky, John E. Harris

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body and affects over 146 million people worldwide at some point in their lives. Founded in 1981, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for AA, supports those with the disease, and educates the public about AA. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation conducts research summits every 2 years to review progress and create new directions in its funded and promoted research. The Foundation brings together scientists from all disciplines to get a broad and varied perspective. These AA research summits are part of the Foundation's main strategic initiative, the AA Treatment Development Program, to enhance the understanding of AA and accelerate progress toward a viable treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S8
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


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