Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Mary J. Wheatley Is New Scleroderma Foundation CEO

Mary J. Wheatley will succeed Robert J. Riggs as CEO of the Scleroderma Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting scleroderma patients, promoting public education concerning the disorder, and helping to fund research into effective treatments and a possible cure. The change will be effective July 1. “This is…

Ofev Safely Slows Lung Function Decline in SSc-ILD Over Long Term

Ofev (nintedanib) safely and effectively slowed lung function decline in people with interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD), according to an interim analysis of the ongoing and long-term SENSCIS-ON study. “The SENSCIS-ON trial provides important new evidence about the longer-term use of nintedanib [Ofev] in people living…

‘Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma’ Events Run Through June

The Scleroderma Foundation invites people to participate in Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma, a combination of outdoor and virtual fundraising events to support patients and their families, and research into potentially curative treatments during scleroderma‘s awareness month. Local Scleroderma Foundation chapters organized group Stepping Out runs and…

Computer Algorithm Highly Accurate at Detecting PAH in Scleroderma

A computer algorithm called DETECT correctly identified all cases of a potentially life-threatening type of high blood pressure in a group of people with scleroderma in a recent study. The algorithm outperformed standard methods, showing potential as an effective means of screening SSc patients for developing pulmonary arterial hypertension…

Scleroderma Foundation Awards 8 Grants to Advance Research Priorities

The Scleroderma Foundation has awarded eight research grants for projects seeking to advance personalized medicine, lab-grown skin, new therapeutic targets, and more, in the field of scleroderma research. “The proposals from these scientists received the highest ranking from the Peer Review committee for quality of scientific design and…

Applications Sought for Foundation Scholarships

The Anna Belle Carter Memorial Foundation (ABCMF) is offering scholarships to students living with scleroderma and their siblings who remain under the care of their parents and guardians. Recipients can apply their ABCMF scholarships toward undergraduate degrees, initial graduate degrees, or certifications at accredited colleges, universities, and…